Renee Zellweger's New Bangs Make Her Look Like Her Old Self Again (PHOTO)

renee zellweger ELLEWhether we're talkin' mid-'90s, plaid skirt-wearing Empire Records era, her Bridget Jones phase, or that one time she walked out onto a red carpet and the whole world went looneytunes about her face, Renee Zellweger is gorgeous. Still, if you found she was even the slightest bit unrecognizable in those pics taken of her last October at the 2014 ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards, the latest incarnation of her look may have you breathing a sight of relief.


Renee stepped out during Paris Fashion Week at the Miu Miu runway show, debuting her new look: bangs! And maybe because the 45-year-old actress rocked fringe in several major roles (like as sexpot Gina in Empire Records, and as Bridget Jones), the new hairstyle somehow feels comfortingly familiar. She looks even more like ... well, her "old" self.

Check out the buzzworthy look.

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Stunning! She also looks totally Zen and happy, which is fab news, too. But it's not like we didn't already know that was the case.

As she said when gossip hounds wouldn't "get off her porch" last fall, she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life," these days. In other words, it showed then, and it continues to show now.

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But at the same time, there's nothing wrong with her adopting a look that is more like the one that's fused into our collective conscious. Even if the bangs are something of a throwback look for Renee, it works. Who says you can't successfully recreate the same hairstyle you did 10 or 20 years ago without it looking dated? After all, some looks are simply timeless. In fact, Renee's bangs manage to be old-school and fashion-forward at the same time. Talk about a win-win!

What do you think about Renee's new look? Does she look more like the "old" Renee to you?


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