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Gillian Anderson's greasy hair mistake

Published 25/01/2016

Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson isn't sure about her new leather pants.

Gillian Anderson misjudged a recent hairstyle, which ended up looking awful in photos.

The X-Files actress is back on the red carpet circuit thanks to the sci-fi show's reboot, which premiered on Sunday night (24Jan16). While she's known for looking flawless, Gillian admits that's not always the case.

"I had a theatre event and I'd done a photo shoot that day, so I thought I'd be able to use the hairdo, but it was greasy," she told People magazine about her last fashion disaster. "I was in a hurry so I put it up in a bun and threw on this oversize dress. My daughter (Piper, 21) was like, 'Mom, I don't know, are you sure?' It did not photograph well at all."

Luckily that wasn't the case at the recent Avedon by Dior Party hosted by Harper's Bazaar, held in London, where Gillian stunned with a blunt, blonde bob.

At 47, Gillian's glowing complexion and toned body mean she could rival actresses half her age. However, the star is not immune from indulging in her guilty food pleasures.

"I always have a secret brownie in my purse and sometimes I carry it around for weeks," she laughed. "Today I finished an audiobook I was doing and the brownie was only a few days old so it was my indulgence."

On the fashion front Gillian tends to keep her looks chic, opting for classic cuts and colours rather than anything too over the top. However there is one new item in her wardrobe that she's undecided on.

"I suddenly decided I needed a pair of leather pants, but you have to order a few, so I returned the other sizes that didn’t fit," she said of the last thing she took back. "I’ll probably wear them and then go, 'Oh my god, you’re too old for that.'"

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