(dailymail.co.uk) - She claims to love tucking into a fry-up every morning. But judging by these pictures, Angelina Jolie could do with a hearty lunch and supper as well.
The 32-year-old shocked onlookers with her startlingly thin appearance on a day out in New York. Her twig-like legs looked fragile enough to snap in two, and while she once boasted voluptuous curves, her stomach was instead a hollow.
Her arms and forehead showed prominent bulging veins indicative of extreme weight loss and over-exercise.
Miss Jolie is said to weigh less than eight stone with friends and family becoming increasingly concerned about her drastic thinning.
She has insisted she is simply still struggling to cope with the death of her mother Marcheline Bertrand from ovarian cancer earlier this year.
The actress has said: "I have always been lean and this year I have lost my mother and gone through a lot.
"I have four children and I finished breastfeeding. It has been hard to get my nutrition back on track."
Miss Jolie - who has a one-year-old daughter Shiloh with Brad Pitt and three adopted offspring - sparked speculation she could be taking her diet a step too far.
In June this year bulging blue veins - a telltale sign of over-exercising - popped up on her arms, hands and forehead.
And a fortnight ago as she made a red carpet entrance at the Toronto film festival, the audience's eyes were drawn to her knobbly knees.
She was so determined to prove she is not on a mission to lose weight that she recently declared she loved nothing better than to tuck into fried eggs, bacon and sausages every morning.
Miss Jolie added: "I have never been a fitness fanatic. I am lucky I can eat pretty much what I want."
But pro-dieting websites pointed out the combination of foods could lead to weight loss as they are low in carbohydrates.
One, theskinnywebsite.com, said: "Those are not the foods to add unwanted poundage.
"Someone can eat those three foods all day long and lose a bunch of weight."
Yesterday she was showing the effects as she left her home in a black suit which hung off her gaunt frame while her Christian Louboutin stilettos only served to emphasise her wiry legs.
Later, as she took her brood of four to a play centre, her cropped top and loose jogging bottoms drew attention to her disappearing midriff.
An onlooker said: "I know she has lost a lot of weight recently but even so, she was shockingly thin. Her legs looked like sticks from behind."
Her actor brother James Haven, 34, has claimed her weight loss has been caused by her guilt about eating well in the face of Third World poverty.