Marissa Cooper? Is that you?
Mischa Barton hasn't looked like Marissa Cooper, the OC character that made her famous, in a while. Lately, all we've seen of the actress are unflattering paparazzi shots focusing on Barton's questionable sartorial choices and fluctuating weight. She made headlines when she was placed on '5150' involuntary psychiatric hold last year during the filming of Beautiful Life (which was canceled after two episodes). In 2007 she was arrested on a DUI and charged with possession of marijuana.
But as Tatler's January covergirl, Barton looks more like the glamorous small screen starlet we used to know and love. She also opened up to the mag about being placed under psychiatric hold. Apparently a bad reaction after having her wisdom teeth removed is to blame. "I had infections and I couldn’t eat anything except Slush Puppies for three months and I can’t tell you how awful it was," Barton told Tatler. "I am terrified of needles and [the hospital] wanted to pump me full of drugs and I said, 'No, absolutely not. I don’t want to be here,' and got into a fight with the nurses, and that led to my 5150.’"
Even though Barton was photographed just a few days ago wearing some Mardi Gras style rhinestone encrusted butterfly shades and a leopard coat over a t-shirt and mini skirt, her Tatler cover and spread proves she's still got it.
Check it out. Photos by Robert Erdmann for Tatler via the Daily Mail.