Iconic supermodel Helena Christensen took in a surprise natural view at a luxury Puerto Rican resort — she mistakenly entered the wrong room and found “Law & Order” star Benjamin Bratt in the buff.
Helena was among the famous guests at the lush Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort, which was devastated by hurricane Maria in September 2017 and reopened this past weekend after a painstaking restoration.
The bikini-clad model was returning to her ocean-front room on Saturday after soaking up the sun all day on the beach, opened up the veranda doors, only to see Bratt emerging from the shower.
Helena was mortified, we’re told, said, “I’m sorry”, quickly turned away and shut the door. Bratt didn’t recognize the beauty but saw the funny side when his actress wife Talisa Soto, who was also in the room, said, “You know who that was, right?”
“Coco” star Bratt was overheard at dinner later that evening approaching Helena with Soto and saying, “I don’t think we’ve been formally introduced.” Helena laughed before apologizing again.
Unabashed Bratt dined out on the story at the starry weekend-long event, which was also attended by actresses Uma Thurman, Marcia Gay Harden, Mariska Hargitay, Jane Krakowski, Dree Hemingway and Jennifer Esposito.
Other stars at the posh Puerto Rican getaway organized with Amplify’s Daniel Benedict and Greg Calejo included Martha Stewart, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Gayle King and Al Roker, designer Cynthia Rowley, Andrew Saffir, Susan Magrino Dunning and Marisa Acocella.
Chef José Andrés, who set up a huge drive with local chefs to feed Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria, serving nearly 4 million meals, collaborated again with them on a Friday night dinner to open the weekend at Dorado, the luxury five-star oasis built on Laurance Rockefeller’s estate from the 1950s.
Spanish-American chef Andrés, who has been critical of President Donald Trump’s response to the disaster in Puerto Rico, said, “There was no emergency plan and no action to help the people. So we began cooking. We went from one kitchen to 26. From 1,000 meals the first day to almost 150,000 meals a day.”
Andrés also took Martha Stewart to see his farm built to feed the island, then treated the domestic diva to lunch at his favorite local roadside joint Chicken Fever, where they dined on wood grilled chicken, rice and plantain. Stewart posted pictures on Instagram and wrote, “José Andrés favorite restaurant in Puerto Rico … Delicious road stop Chicken Fever.”
Saturday night, “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. performed for the Dorado guests with the Puerto Rico Philharmonic Orchestra, ahead of Lin Manuel Miranda’s return to star in the title role of his hit show for a limited run in San Juan in January to raise money for the arts post-Hurricane Maria.
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