Dame Judi Dench has signed a petition calling for the sale of animal-tested cosmetic products to be banned.
The 'Quantum of Solace' actress has joined photographer Mary McCartney, Leona Lewis, Ricky Gervais, Spice Girl Mel C and nearly 50,000 consumers to lend her support to 'Cruelty-Free 2013' which is urging European Union (EU) politicians to keep the pledge to make the selling of such beauty products illegal.
Judi said: "Using animals to test cosmetics is cruel and should be stopped. These days there are other means of testing which do not involve animal suffering.
"I totally support a sales ban and urge EU politicians to keep their promise to help stop this practice by 2013."
Mary - who is daughter of Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney and animal rights activist Linda - agreed that animal testing is "unnecessary".
She said: "Subjecting animals to pain and suffering just so that we can produce a new shade of lipstick or eye-shadow is simply cruel and unnecessary in this day and age."
The EU-wide ban is due to come into force in March 2013 but could be retained or delayed.
To sign the petition go to www.hsi.org/crueltyfree2013.