Artworks by Richard Prince, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin went under the gavel as well as a dinner with Titanic sweethearts Leo himself and his co-star Kate Winslet.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein fought DiCaprio himself for a large portrait of Leo by Julian Schnabel. Leo teased Weinstein to stop bidding before the gavel banged on his final winning bid of $400 000.

British artist Tracey Emin, who has a home and studio in the South of France, donated a neon sign which read: Because of you I'm here. Having never met Leo prior to the auction event, Emin explained the piece marked how they had been brought together for the evening.