Downton Abbey Star Joanne Froggatt Shows Off the Body Beneath Her Maid Costume

10/02/2013 at 11:45 AM ET

Joanne Froggatt Filth Premiere

We’re so used to seeing actress Joanne Froggatt all covered up in the shabby maid costume she wears on Downton Abbey. Which is why we did a double take when we first saw her in the sexy ensemble that she wore to the premiere of her film Filth in London Monday night.

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While this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a Downton Abbey star in a look unbefitting of their character on the show (hello, Michelle Dockery’s backless Prada gown at the Emmys!), we’re certain that this body-hugging number would send the Dowager Countess running for her fainting couch.

Far from the drab, body-concealing frocks that Froggatt’s character Anna Bates wears, the actress looked stunning in a super-fitted, colorblock bandage dress by Hervé Léger. The light blue panel nipped in her tiny waist, the purple off-the-shoulder straps showed off just enough cleavage and the navy blue skirt clung to her curves for a total va-va-voom effect.


Then she upped the vixen factor even more with a pair of strappy heels, a golden clutch and some very smoky eyes. Sultry, voluminous waves on her normally straight blonde hair added a sexy finishing touch.

Froggatt’s bombshell look is a dramatic departure from the servant clothes she wears on the show — and though Anna Bates would be shocked, we have a feeling she’d secretly be pretty into it.

What do you think of Froggatt’s out-of-character style?

–Storm Heitman

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artfrankmiami on

It would be nice if the picture was large enough that you could actually see what she was wearing.

The Bates and Anna love affair is my favourite part of the show.

Will on

She looks great!!! Can’s wait for the new season.

valerie on

Who writes this stuff…what cleavage?? lol
Joanne does look beautiful!

boltricity on

Wow. Ultra hot.

Jim on

Plus, you forgot one “va” – it’s “va-va-va-voom,” not “va-va-voom.” When using language, please endeavor to use it properly. Sincerly, JB

Jim on

Of course, I meant, “Sincerely.” Just wanted to see if you would catch that.

steve on

Imagine if the picture were big enough to see!

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