22/10/2014 08:14 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Renee Zellweger's 'Unrecognisable' Looks Cause A Stir At Elle Event

Renee Zellweger caused something of a stir when she posed for pics on the red carpet at Elle's Annual Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday night. Why? Her extremely youthful face.


The actress' new look has sparked a flurry of (unconfirmed) plastic surgery rumours, with some reports suggesting she looks completely different to the actress we know and love from the Bridget Jones days.

MORE: Renee Zellweger breaks silence on her 'new look'

Renee, 45, arrived at the bash at the Four Seasons Hotel in California with her big-haired beau, music producer Doyle Bramhall II.

The Chicago star has kept a low profile of late, but, according to the NY Daily News, is set to star in two new films next year, The Whole Truth, and Same Kind of Different As Me.

While her face - and what work, if any, she's had done - appeared to spark all sorts of debate, there was no questioning the stunning dress she chose for the evening.

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Startraks Photo/REX (4215995bq) Renee Zellweger Elle Magazine 21st Annual Women in Hollywood, Los Angeles, America - 20 Oct 2014

As usual, Renee stuck to her favourite designer and donned a figure-forming Carolina Herrera cocktail dress with a sweetheart neckline and sheer sleeves.

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She wore her hair curled and to the side, and her makeup was soft, pink and pretty. Gold accessories, including am embroidered clutch, and matching Christian Louboutin heels finished the look.

Meanwhile, on to more pressing matters: Is Renee going to reprise her role as Bridget Jones for the third film?

According to E! News, she recently said: "It would be fun." We'll take that as a big, fat YES! Hurrah!