Meryl Streep experienced an unglamorous moment as she picked up an Orange British Academy Film Award (Bafta) when her heel slipped off her foot.

The 62-year-old was picking up the best actress gong for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady when her black shoe came away from her foot.

Luckily British heartthrob Colin Firth was on hand to play up to his gentle-manly image, with the actor stooping to retrieve the heel before pushing it back onto Streep’s foot.

Meryl thanked the handsome star by giving him a kiss and looked dashing herself in an elaborate black ensemble and hoop gold earrings.

The piece accentuated the actress’s flawless physique as it piqued her waist to reveal a trim figure, suggesting the star makes an effort to keep in shape.

Meanwhile, music award show the Grammys was overcast with a grey shadow following the news an industry diva passed away ahead of the live ceremony.

Whitney Houston was discovered submerged in the bath of her hotel suite amid reports she overdosed on prescription pills.

13-02-12 2 Streep’s shoe comes loose as she picks up Bafta