Making a rare red carpet appearance, Jodie Foster was elegant in a simple LBD. An honoree at the event, Foster commented that it seemed quaint to celebrate women "when they really are half of what's going on in the film business." She added, "But you think about it, it's women directors that are the last hurdle, and we haven't jumped over that. Now we have women studio executives, we have women producers. And, for some reason, that hasn't really translated into much gains for women (directors)." Jeff Vespa/GettyImages.com - October 18, 2010
Elle's Women in Hollywood 2010
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, and more are feted at the magazine's 17th annual event in Beverly Hills.