Her role in Twin Peaks turned her into one of the most instantly recognisable actresses on the planet, but it was a radically different Lara Flynn Boyle who stepped out for groceries on Thursday.
Indeed, the 43-year-old actress was practically unrecognisable as she ventured out in Bel Air with puffy cheeks and lips, her dark eyes hidden behind a pair of sunglasses.
The drastic change to Lara’s face was accentuated by a very evident lack of make-up during a shopping trip at the LA suburb’s Beverley Glen Market with her mother, Sally.
The overall look was completed with a pair of green sandals, while a blue carry-bag was casually slung across one shoulder.
While her latest outing is a world away from her salad days as one of Hollywood’s hottest young stars, it isn’t the first time her appearance has prompted concern.
Her skeletal frame caused a stir at the Golden Globes in 2003 and did nothing to quash rumours of an eating disorder.
The actress poked fun at the reports in 2002's Men In Black II, in which she played an alien who disguises herself as a lingerie model.
After eating a male attacker and noticing a bulge in her tummy, she throws up.
Lara has also remained tight lipped about reports of numerous cosmetic enhancements, but experts claim the actress is no stranger to surgery.
In 2010 Dr Paul S Nassif, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist in Beverly Hills, said: 'Lara Flynn Boyle appears to have had rhinoplasty, lip augmentation, Botox, facial fillers, and possibly a browlift and facelift.
'She should refrain from having any additional procedures and would not benefit from having further work performed at this time.'
The actress has previously opened up about her fear of ageing during an interview conducted when she was 32.
'I know I may be running out of time,’ she said at the time. ‘There are just not that many roles for older women.
'On a vanity level, I am not looking forward to ageing at all - I think I look pretty good now.'