EASTENDERS actress Lorraine Stanley has revealed her glamorous new look after visiting a stylist this week.
The soap star – who is known for playing Karen Taylor on the long-running BBC One programme – took to Instagram to pose for a snap.
Lorraine, 46, could be seen posing make-up free, showing off her incredible complexion as she showed off her long blonde locks.
Wearing a summer printed dress, the actress could be seen holding a thumbs up to the camera as she posed with her hair stylist.
Lorraine – who is normally seen with her hair up in a bun as her character Karen – switched up her look with the long tresses.
"I'm back, thank you!" she wrote to her hairdresser as she thanked her for the new look, which trailed over her chest and shoulders.
She looked worlds away from character Karen, who often looks scruffy in oversized clothes and messy hair in various up-dos.
It comes after Lorraine was reunited with her on-screen son Danny Walters – played by Keanu Taylor for a pub lunch.
Lorraine looked delighted to see Danny, as she wore a huge grin across her face and posed in sunglasses and a floral dress for the selfie.
Previously, Lorraine was spotted looking a far cry from her character Karen as she looked amazing in a throwback snap.
Most read in Soaps
EastEnders favourite Rose Ayling-Ellis set for shock EXIT from BBC soap
EastEnders’ Heather Trott star Cheryl Fergison reveals incredible weight loss
Emmerdale fans shocked as truth about Charles Anderson’s attack is revealed
HUGE EastEnders star QUITS soap – and has already filmed her final scenes
In the snap taken 12 years ago, the actress is seen looking glam in fancy dress at a party – before finding fame on the BBC soap.
Her hair is very blonde and she has a glowing tan, while wearing a cami top with bow tie, a far cry from her character.
She previously opened up about playing Karen and confessed she thinks she looks "awful" on the show.
Lorraine said: "I don’t wear a scrap of make up, not even foundation. It’s probably really good for my skin. I do the bun myself and I’m good to go."
And, discussing Karen's infamous style which usually involves a strappy top and some comfy bottoms, she added: "I pushed for the bra straps on show and the very tight fitting stuff when I first joined. She’s a big woman who shows her curves. I cover mine but Karen couldn’t care less.
Read More on The Sun
My neighbour parks in the most idiotic way – everyone’s saying the same thing
Warning after shark spotted near popular UK beach
"Plus I’ve never played glamorous roles on telly so I’m used to seeing myself and thinking “Oh my God you look awful.”
"Although sometimes if my fella is sat next to me and he has EastEnders on I’ll say, “Don’t look at me on screen.” He knows I’m a sort in real life though."
Source: Read Full Article