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Sofia Boutella Out of This World at UK Star Trek Beyond Premiere (photos!)

Sofia Boutella was arresting in a lacy sheer gown at the Star Trek Beyond premiere in London last  night.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Sofia Boutella was arresting in a lacy sheer gown at the Star Trek Beyond premiere in London last night. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Sofia Boutella, the Algerian borne actress, is breaking out in Hollywood. She showed why last night on the red carpet at the “Star Trek Beyond” at London’s Empire Leicester Square. She dazzled in a sheer black lace dress that teased with racy cutouts.

She was joined by Chris Pine, Zacary Quinto and other cast members.

Zoe Saldana and the late Anton Yelchin also reprise their roles.

Boutella, 34, is well known in Hollywood, but mainly as a dancer. She’s starred in numerous music videos and was a backup dancer for Madonna.

Five years ago, she recalls telling Madonna she was trading her dancing career for the movies. Madonna gave her blessing, but warned Boutella that it would take a long time to break into movies.

The “Material Girl” knew what she was talking about. Boutella didn’t work for two years. But she finally landed a part in her first major feature film, the 2015 British spy comedy-drama “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”

It turned out to be a major break. She was next cast in “Star Trek Beyond” and parlayed that into a lead role in the upcoming Universal reboot of “The Mummy,” a classic horror tale.

The movie first appeared in 1932, starring Boris Karloff. Five pictures followed through 1955. It was rebooted in 1999 for three more movies. Then, Universal announced it was making another film starring Tom Cruise.

“Star Trek Beyond,” directed by Justin Lin, hits theaters July 22.

Check out Sofia’s photos and other cast members at the premiere. Let us know your thoughts and be sure to follow IM on Twitter for the latest movie news.


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