Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting glammed up her look for the 23rd Annual “A Night At Sardi’s” benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association on March 18 — and her sexy, classic look put the reserved style of her Big Bang Theory character to shame. Cuoco-Sweeting’s draped black dress sunk deep in the back, showing off a back-strung necklace and her between-the-shoulder-blades tattoo. That tattoo is the roman numerals of her wedding date to tennis player Ryan Sweeting.
Sweeting was not Kaley’s date for the evening; instead, she brought her sister Briana Cuoco. Both women wore flesh-baring dresses, which Kaley pointed out with the Instagram caption: “It’s an open back kinda night.”
The fashionable ensemble was the perfect complement to her controversial short haircut, which made waves when Kaley debuted it last year. Cuoco-Sweeting had been on television for seven seasons as Penny, the struggling actress on The Big Bang Theory, when she made the sudden shift to shorter locks. At least one styling of her short cut made the list of 2014’s strangest haircuts, according to ET Online.
For the benefit Wednesday, Kaley chose a messed-up look that flattered her face.
Us magazine gave the scoop on the details of Kaley’s Sardi’s ensemble. The necklace that fell so perfectly down her back was by Neil Lane. That is the same jewelry designer who provides the engagement rings for the finale of the Bachelor and Bachelorette, including Chris Soules’ recent proposal to Whitney Bischoff.
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting’s shoes were Aldo, black clutch Christian Louboutin, and earrings Norman Silverman.
Despite the glam look, there was work to be done: Kaley Cuoco and the rest of the Big Bang Theory cast, including Jim Parsons, Kaley’s on-screen love and off-screen ex-flame Johnny Galecki, Melissa Rauch, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg, presented an award to director James Burrows.
Burrows is close to the event, as he and his sister Laurie Burrows Grad, who founded the benefit, lost their father Abe Burrows to Alzheimer’s. James Burrows spoke after having been introduced by Parsons, who referenced his long television career with the quip: “[Burrows is] a man who has done more pilots than a hooker at LAX.”
The event raised $1.1 million this year.
Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons have more in common at the moment than their Big Bang Theory roles and their charitable activities. Both are voicing characters in animated films: Cuoco-Sweeting in the upcoming Animal Crackers and Parsons in Home, which opens in the USA on March 27.
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays on CBS.
[Kaley Cuoco images courtesy of Getty]