The slim actress steps out with a very grown-up aura

Renée Zellweger has caused a stir by showing off a startling new look.

The actress stepped out looking very slim-faced in Los Angeles last week with boyfriend Doyle Bramhall II.

With her long hair partly tied up, formly chubby-cheeked Renée‘s chiselled cheekbones, bright eyes and smooth forehead made her almost unrecognisable.

The Texan starlet, famed for playing curvy singleton Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones’ Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason, is now 44 and 12 years older than when starred in the first 2001 hit film.

Her face has aged naturally and changed significantly 

Renée last made a movie in 2010 and has been keeping out of the limelight, concentrating on directing and producing instead.

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Anna Francis