By JODY THOMPSON
Yummy madre!: Penélope Cruz looked sensational in a tiny red dress with black dots on it as she filmed the new Woody Allen film in Rome today
She's regularly voted one of the sexiest women in the world - and Woody Allen appears to be playing on Penélope Cruz's sensuous reputation for his new movie.
The 37-year-old sexbomb has been shooting scenes for new movie Bop Decameron in Rome wearing a tight strapless scarlet mini dress and skyscraper red patent peeptoe heels.
The star also demonstrated she'd easily got her figure is back to it's sensational best after giving birth to first baby Leo at the start of the year
Va-va-voom: The mother-of-one showed she's got her pre-baby body back already on the set in Rome
Later on in the scenes, she was seen wrapping up in a silk black and white polka dotted gown.
Woody previously directed Penélope to Oscar winning effect in 2008's Vicky Christina Barcelona.
Their latest collaboration isn’t set to hit the big screen until 2012 but includes 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin, Juno star Ellen Page and The Social Network actor Jesse Eisenberg.
Street walking: The all-red outfit is far more tarty than Penélope would ever wear in real life
Penelope won the gold statuette for her role as Maria Elena in 2008's Vicky Cristina, she played opposite Bardem as one of his girlfriends, the other being Scarlett Johansson.
This time round of course, the pair are married with a six-month-old son.
Cruz arrived in Rome with just Leo and two bodyguards and husband Javier Bardem has already been out to visit them both on breaks from his filming schedule.
Rear-ly lovely: The new mother-of-one is regularly voted one of the world's sexiest women
'I'm really happy to be in Rome and to shoot a film with Woody Allen,' Cruz said when she arrived in the city a fortnight ago.
The film will be a modern-day take on Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron and will consist of four vignettes.
In his story, Allen and his wife travel to Rome and meet the family of the Italian man that their daughter is going to marry; Cruz is rumoured to be playing his wife.
Curvaceous: The star looked in incredible shape as she covered up with a silk polka dotted gown