Leonardo Dicaprio was celebrating his 37th birthday in lavish fashion last Friday (November 11th 2011), as well he might, with the star currently enjoying a respite from filming 'The Great Gatsby' across in Australia. DiCaprio was partying at New York hotspot Avenue alongside an array of alluring guests - and more than a few women, as you might expect of a man who's been continually linked to some of Australia's best looking ladies during his time on set.
"It was a crazy party" so said a source to People, though it seemed that reaction was more in reference to the decadent price of things than any hi-jinks; guests drank Cristal champagne - with some bottles worth around $50,000, and DiCaprio had gone as far as renting out the entire club. The proceeds of the bash numbered $1.3 million and all went to the actor's various charities including several wildlife protection projects and disaster relief for Haiti.
The star was joined by good friends Russell Simmons - co-founder of Def Jam Records - and fellow actor Bradley Cooper, as well as his mother Irmelin. What she must have thought of the other company he kept that night however one can only guess, as Di Caprio surrounded himself with beautiful women including several Victoria's Secret models as well as Brazilian supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Izabel Goulart and Ana Beatriz Barros. A hearty celebration indeed.