The Most Embarrassing Red Carpet Moments

1 Michael Cera Lost His Balance While Goofing Around

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While walking the red carpet at the 2013 Sundance Festival, Michael Cera had a lot of fun with his Magic Magic co-star, Catalina Sandino.

However, a bad step made him lose his balance and he found himself on the ground.

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2 Cara Delevingne Fell On Her Back While Partying

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Cara Delevingne found herself on her back at the 2014 GQ Man of the Year Awards in London.

Luckily, Scottish fashion designer Jonathan Saunders was there to help her get up!

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3 Adrien Brody Fell Down The Stairs

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At the 2003 Met Gala, Adrien Brody was walking the red carpet with Nicole Kidman when he stumbled down the stairs.

Fortunately, he was more scared than hurt!

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4 Courtney Love Collapsed After Abusing The Good Stuff

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Courtney Love had abused the good stuff before the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards.

She ended up on her back on the red carpet.

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5 Bradley Cooper Gets Attacked

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At the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Bradley Cooper was joined on the red carpet by a Ukrainian journalist who grabbed at his legs, hoping to throw the actor off balance.

Unfortunately, Bradley is too cool under pressure and he barely reacted to the journalist’s prank.

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6 Helen Mirren Trips Up The Stairs

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At a film festival in Berlin, Germany, Helen Mirren took a tumble when her long dress got caught in her heels.

Despite being 69 years old at the time, Mirren recovered gracefully.

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7 Stella McCartney Gets Caught On Rihanna’s Dress

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At the Met Gala, designer Stella McCartney had a rather awkward run-in with singer Rihanna. When McCartney lifted her foot, her heel was caught in Rihanna’s dress.

It became so entangled that McCartney had to lean on both Rihanna and Kate Bosworth to extricate herself from the sticky situation.

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8 Jennifer Lawrence Gets Her Heel Caught In Her Gown

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During an appearance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2011, Jennifer Lawrence nearly took a tumble when she got her heels caught in her dress.

Thankfully, she was saved from the fall by a helpful passerby, who also helped her to untangle her feet.

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9 Tre Cool Falls Out Of A Van

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When he arrived at the red carpet for the Europe Music Awards, Green Day drummer Tre Cool, otherwise known as Frank Edwin Wright, embarrassed himself before he even took a step.

The musician tumbled out of his van at the start of the red carpet, which was certainly an exciting beginning to the evening.

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10 Hayden Panettiere Falls Down the Stairs

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Hayden Panettiere wore a gorgeous Tom Ford ballgown to the Met Gala. Unfortunately, the dress had a bit too much fabric, which caused Panettiere to trip as she made her way down the stairs.

Thankfully, she laughed off her embarrassment and didn’t let the moment ruin her evening.

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11 Amy Schumer Pulls A Prank

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Actress and comedian Amy Schumer tried to pull a prank on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Time 100 Gala in 2015 by throwing herself in front of them in the middle of their red carpet pictures.

Unfortunately, the moment ended up being rather embarrassing for Amy, especially since Kim and Kanye moved right along without acknowledging her.

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12 Ashley Graham Rolls Her Ankle

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At the 2017 Time 100 Gala, model Ashley Graham walked the red carpet. Although she’s used to strut down a runway, this time things didn’t go as planned.

Ashley tripped over her long dress and rolled her ankle. Thankfully, she was able to right herself before she fully fell to the ground.

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13 Behati Prinsloo’s Dress Falls Down

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When Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo’s dress fell down during a red carpet appearance, her husband Adam Levine was there to step in and make sure prying eyes didn’t see more of his wife than she intended.

What a caring husband!

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14 Trey Parker & Matt Stone Wear Dresses On The Red Carpet

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At the 2000 Oscars, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone arrived at the event wearing dresses.

While the move was perfectly in line with their personalities, it did make for quite a few funny photos.

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15 Emma Thompson’s Fall At The TLC Chinese Theater

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While receiving her handprint in cement at the TLC Chinese Theater in 2013, Emma Thompson lost her balance while kneeling near the cement block and toppled to the ground.

It could have become a very embarrassing moment, but the actress was able to turn the whole thing into a joke.

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16 Ariana Grande’s Dress Flys Up

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At the Teen Choice Awards in 2012, Ariana Grande did an accidental Marilyn Monroe impression when the wind blew up her flimsy skirt.

Unfortunately, her final pose looked a little less elegant than Marilyn’s sexy stance.

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17 Elsa Hosk Lost Her Earring On The Red Carpet

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Victoria’s Secret model Elsa Hosk lost her earring while walking the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival in 2019.

She was then forced to bend down and pick it up mid-strut.

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18 Kristen Stewart Takes Off Her Heels

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During a red carpet walk, Kristen Stewart decided she had enough of stumbling down the aisle in her heels.

Instead, she took off her shoes and walked the rest of the carpet barefoot. She certainly marches to the beat of her own drum!

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19 David Oyelowo Shows Off His Shoes

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Even though David Oyelowo’s poses on the red carpet at the 2015 Oscars were anything but conventional, he certainly wasn’t embarrassed by them.

Instead, David embraced his odd posture, as he was desperate to show off the maroon shoes that matched the rest of his red ensemble, leading to a few odd stances with his leg raised for the camera.

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20 ‘Jason Derulo’ Takes A Tumble

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At the 2015 Met Gala, a rumor started that this man falling down the stairs was Jason Derulo.

In reality, the man was just an unknown guest at the party who happened to take a rather embarrassing tumble down the red carpet.

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21 Liang Jingke Couldn’t Get Back Up

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Chinese actress Liang Jingke faced a double-whammy of embarrassment at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.

After tripping and falling on the red carpet, Jingke was further embarrassed when her body-hugging gown prevented her from getting back up, forcing fellow red carpet walkers to step in and help.

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22 Alysia Reiner Stumbles Forward

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Orange Is the New Black star Alysia Reiner chose a stunning red gown for her red carpet walk at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t very functional. The dress was so tight that Alysia had to have someone walk with her who lifted the bottom of her gown to help her move forward.

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23 Jessica Alba Falls Down

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Even though she was dressed more casually for her appearance at the 2006 Teen Choice Awards, Jessica Alba still managed to fall down.

The actress tumbled to the ground in front of the cameras, but somehow continued to look gorgeous, even during her fall.

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24 Jools Holland Falls Flat On His Back

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While walking the red carpet at the 2014 GQ Men of the Year Awards, Jools Holland tripped over a raised part of the walkway.

He fell to the ground and landed flat on his back. But rather than jumping right back to his feet, Holland milked the moment and stayed on the ground for a few extra seconds, laughing off his own clumsiness.

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25 Sacha Baron Cohen Spills Ashes On Ryan Seacrest

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Well-known Hollywood funny man Sacha Baron Cohen decided to pull quite the prank at the 2012 Oscars. Dressed as his character from The Dictator, Cohen carried a vase that he claimed contained the ashes of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il.

He then proceeded to “accidentally” dump the ashes all over host Ryan Seacrest, forcing Seacrest to continue with the rest of the show covered in white powder.

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26 Hugh Grant Gets Handcuffed To A Fan

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All the way back in 2007, Hugh Grant ran into a small issue while walking the red carpet for the premiere of his movie, Music and Lyrics. A devout fan leaped into his path during his walk and locked a handcuff onto his wrist, securing the other end to her own arm.

For 10 minutes, Grant stood next to the fan, continuing to chat with reporters, until the police and firefighters arrived and removed the handcuffs. While Grant continued his red carpet walk, the fan was arrested.

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27 Emma Thompson Tackles Hayley Atwell

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While walking the red carpet for the premiere of The Children Act in London, Emma Thompson spotted fellow actress Hayley Atwell on the red carpet. Rather than calmly greeting her fellow Brit, Thompson enveloped Atwell in quite an aggressive bear hug.

While Thompson looks a little frightening, the joy and surprise on Atwell’s face certainly indicates a close friendship between these two women.

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28 Tom Bergeron Drops Heidi Klum

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Heidi Klum hosted the 2008 Emmys alongside Tom Bergeron. At one point during the night, Klum and Bergeron were supposed to perform a skit where Klum pretended to faint and was caught by Bergeron.

When the moment came, however, Bergeron failed to catch his co-star. Instead, she went tumbling to the ground and ended up with a nasty bruise on her hip.

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29 America Ferrara Faces An Attacker

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While posing on the red carpet for How To Train Your Dragon 2, America Ferrera was attacked by a rude Ukrainian journalist. The journalist sneaked up behind Ferrera, who was taking a picture with her fellow celebrities, and tried to sneak a peek up her dress.

As you can tell by the photo, Ferrera was less than thrilled by his behavior. Thankfully, many onlookers jumped in and pulled the man away from the star.

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30 Virginie Efira’s Shoe Comes Undone

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While walking the red carpet at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, French and Belgian actress Virginie Efira’s shoe came unbuckled. Rather than continuing to walk and ensuring a fall, Efira planted herself on the steps of the red carpet and allowed her co-star, Niels Schneider, to buckle the shoe back up.

Unfortunately, her gown was so tight that she couldn’t quite reach the buckle herself, resulting in this perfect Cinderella moment.

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31 Petra Nemcova Slips Up

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While walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, Czech model Petra Nemcova had a small slip up. She tripped over the fabric of her long gown and nearly face-planted on the red carpet. Thankfully, she was able to right herself before she fully hit the ground.

She laughed off the mistake and continued her walk with confidence, making sure to pay a bit more attention to where she was stepping.

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32 Lady Gaga Wears A Meat Dress

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Lady Gaga obviously wasn’t very embarrassed (at the time) by the outfit she wore to the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards. After all, she put it together! But for every onlooker, a dress made entirely of meat wasn’t exactly appealing or fashion-forward.

Instead, it was a little bit gross. We can’t help but think that Lady Gaga looks back at this fashion decision and cringes.

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33 Jason Segal Interrupts The Cleaning Staff

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Oftentimes, when stars are walking the red carpet, the audience doesn’t get to see all the behind-the-scenes crew members that make an event possible. But while actor Jason Segal was walking the red carpet at the Oscars, he was abruptly interrupted by a cleaner vacuuming right in his space.

Of course, Segal had a typically hilarious reaction. But the moment certainly made for a bit of awkwardness for everyone involved.

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34 Katherine Heigl’s Dress Breaks

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In 2010, Katherine Heigl won an award for female star of the year at a convention in Las Vegas. While giving her acceptance speech, she experience quite an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction. The entire strap of Heigl’s dress snapped, nearly giving the audience much more of a show than they were expecting.

Thankfully, the star managed to grab the dress before it fell down completely, and laughed along with the audience for the rest of her speech.

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A book lover and avid watcher of all things reality TV, Jessica Bedewi uses her BA in Communications and Sociology to put her love of reading and writing to good use. She stays on top of the latest trends in entertainment and employs a critical approach to poke fun at the things she loves most. Her work can also be found on Screen Rant, Ranker, and TheTalko. When she's not writing, she can be found binge-watching Netflix, practicing her mad crochet skills, and reading thriller novels.

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