Robo de joyas de una actriz de Hollywood en un hotel de Cannes

Jodie Turner-Smith informó a la policía sobre el hurto el viernes cuando se percató que las prendas desaparecieron de su habitación

Varias joyas fueron robadas en la habitación de la actriz de Hollywood Jodie Turner-Smith en un hotel de Cannes, informó la policía este lunes.

«Se está llevando a cabo la investigación», precisó a la AFP una fuente policial, confirmando una información del diario Nice-Matin y la revista especializada The Hollywood Reporter.

Por el momento, no estaba claro si las joyas eran de la actriz británica residente en Estados Unidos o si una firma se las había prestado, una práctica habitual en el Festival de Cannes.

El hurto fue cometido «el viernes en su habitación de hotel, la actriz y su entorno acudieron a la policía en el día», precisó la policía.

Esta fuente señaló que el valor de las joyas no es de decenas de miles de euros, como informó al principio la prensa y no representa «una gran suma», en relación con otros robos que se han producido en la Costa Azul, un reputado destino turístico del sur de Francia.

«No se puede excluir ninguna pista», añadió la fuente.

Jodie Turner-Smith, descubierta en la serie estadounidense con tintes fantásticos True Blood, es conocida por su papel en la película Queen & Slim (2019), sobre un control policial que acaba mal para una pareja afroamericana. AFP

Gem thieves rob Hollywood star at Cannes film festival

Hollywood star Jodie Turner-Smith has fallen victim to the curse of Cannes — the jewellery thieves who regularly haunt the world’s biggest film festival.

The British-born actress wore eye-catching Gucci gold and diamond jewellery to the red carpet premiere of her latest film “After Yang” on Thursday.

The next morning her suite at the Marriott hotel in the Riviera resort was broken into while she was having breakfast with her one-year-old daughter.

Police told AFP on Monday that they were investigating a theft of jewellery from the hotel but it was unclear whether the jewellery was Gucci’s — loaned for the premiere — or the actress’s own.

The star of “Queen & Slim” and the series “Nightflyers” and “The Last Ship” made no mention of her loss when she gave a “Women in Motion” talk at the festival Sunday.

But she tweeted later: “I didn’t think I would be spending 2.5 hours in the police station on my final day in Cannes, but here we are.”

It was the 34-year-old’s first time at the festival.

Cannes have become a notorious hunting ground for international cat burglars with a member of the infamous Pink Panthers gang suspected of taking gems worth 103 million euros ($130 million) from the Carlton hotel in 2013.

That same year a 1.6-million euro Chopard necklace was stolen at the film festival and gems worth only slightly less also went missing.

Embarrassed police were found wanting again in 2015 when only a few days before the festival began 17.5 million euros worth of jewellery was taken from the Cartier shop on the Croisette.

Luxury brands often lend their choice pieces to stars to walk the red carpet at Cannes.

Police said the jewellery taken from Turner-Smith’s room was not worth the tens of thousands of euros initially thought.

There was reportedly no sign of forced entry to her room.

The film industry bible Variety said one of the items taken was Turner-Smith’s mother’s wedding ring. Cannes (France) (AFP)