By SARAH BULL
Do blondes have more fun? Kate Beckinsale debuted her new blonde hair at Los Angeles' LAX Airport on Friday
She's famous for her enviably long, dark hair.
So it may come as a shock for Kate Beckinsale fans to see the 37-year-old actress sporting a new blonde 'do as she left Los Angeles' LAX Airport on Friday.
The British actress was almost unrecognisable with the summery new style, which left her looking more like a Hollywood starlet than ever.
Dramatic: It's the first time Kate has changed the colour of her brunette hair apart from in film roles
Kate teamed her new hair with a pretty green beaded maxi dress, mirrored aviator sunglasses and a cream woollen cardigan as she walked through the airport with daughter Lily and husband Len Wiseman.
However, it's not the first time Kate has tried out the blonde look, as she also sported lighter locks when she starred opposite Guy Pearce in 2008 movie Winged Creatures.
And while Kate looked happy enough with her new look, she will have to dye her hair back to it's dark colour when she starts shooting new movie Underworld 4: New Dawn in March.
Summer style: Kate wore a pretty green beaded maxi dress and cream cardigan as she made her way through the airport
She plays vampire warrior Selene in the film franchise, a role which requires her to take on a darker appearance with black hair and tight catsuit outfits.
And while Kate is regularly included in lists of the world's sexiest actresses, she recently admitted she struggled to accept her appearance when she was younger.
She said: 'I was an awkward child. I would not want to go out of the house unless I wore tartan tights, a stripy skirt and spotted T-shirt. I was a nightmare.
'I was quite fat as a small child. I suddenly had hips and I was about 4ft 11in at 14. Then I grew in height, massively. I am 5ft 7in now.'
Darker look: Kate will surely have to dye her hair back when she reprises her role as vampire warrior Selene in Underworld 4 later this year