Nonetheless, when the 45-year-old turned up at 'ELLE's 21st annual Women In Hollywood Awards above, seasoned photographers did a double take.
The voluptuous curves and engaging pout seen at her Oscar appearance in 2013 right, have been replaced by a far more mature and less skittish look.
Some celebrity watchers pointed to the suspiciously puffy face and immaculate brow to spark off new surgery rumours. Others that the 'Jerry Maguire' actress was practically unrecognisable with her unblemished, line-free forehead and altered brow. The look was far more 'Desperate Housewives' than the notorious poster girl for singletons all over the universe. Rachael Alexander.