(KBCW/CBS SF) – It’s been a while since we heard or seen Renee Zellweger. Now the “Bridget Jones” star is stirring up some buzz when she hit the red carpet Monday looking dramatically different.

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The 45 year old actress appeared at the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles and the red carpet photos from the event raised some eyebrows and head scratching.

For comparative purposes, here she is at a different event on Sept. 3:

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And another photo from October 2013:

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