Monday 27 February 2017

Remember Thora Birch? This is what Jane from American Beauty looks like now

Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Thora Birch As Jane Burnham In Dreamworks Pictures'
Thora Birch As Jane Burnham In Dreamworks Pictures' "American Beauty." (Photo By Getty Images)
Actress Thora Birch attends the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Thora Birch (centre) with American Beauty co-stars Wes Bentley (left) and Mena Suvari (right)
Thora Birch (far left) in 1995's Now & Then
Actress Thora Birch attends the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

She was Hollywood's late nineties golden girl, with award nominations and a string of successful films under her belt.

When 17-year-old Thora Birch appeared in 1999's American Beauty, one of the biggest films of the year, her already thriving career was expected to reach new heights.

But like many former child stars, the actress' career progressed into bit parts and indie movies for the last 15 years. Thora, who previously appeared in Patriot Games, Hocus Pocus and Now & Then, has kept a low profile of late, making an exception for last night's Hollywood Film Awards.

The rarely seen actress, now 33, has barely aged a day since her heyday in 1999, opting for a green bodycon dress, rubbing shoulders with Hollywood's elite, including Reese Witherspoon, Channing Tatum and Johnny Depp, among others.

Actress Thora Birch attends the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Actress Thora Birch attends the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Actress Thora Birch attends the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Actress Thora Birch attends the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Thora Birch (centre) with American Beauty co-stars Wes Bentley (left) and Mena Suvari (right)
Thora Birch (centre) with American Beauty co-stars Wes Bentley (left) and Mena Suvari (right)

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