THERE’S no denying Danniella Westbrook’s face has undergone quite the transformation since she shot to fame in EastEnders in 1990.
After years of cocaine abuse and botched surgery, the actress – who played Sam Mitchell on the BBC soap – is almost unrecognizable from the fresh-faced younger sister of Grant and Phil Mitchell.
Danniella showed off her new face this week as she went make-up free following her recent nose jobCredit: danniellawestbrook_73/Instagram
Danniella’s septum completely collapsed in the 90s after years of drug abuseCredit: Alpha Press
Danniella, 48, recently underwent another round in a series of surgeries that will see her getting part of her rib implanted in her face.
And she looked unrecognizable when she showed off the results of her latest nose job this week.
She went make-up free earlier this week as she walked her dog Bruno.
Last night, she looked fresh faced and healthy in a new video as she walked her bulldog, and told fans: “I’ve got no make up on today. But does anyone else’s dog look at them really oddly when they hug a tree? Because mine does.”
The star recently told The Sun she is hoping surgery will not only help rebuild her face but also restore her shattered self-confidence.
The mum of two has already had two of FIVE reconstructive operations at Liverpool’s Aintree Hospital, and has more surgery appointments coming up at the end of April and in May.
Danniella has been undergoing regular surgeries over the last year to help rebuild her face.
In May last year, Danniella completed the first stage of her planned operations.
She said at the time: “Stage one of the four-part journey of reconstructive surgery to rebuild my face and finally stop all the hate.”
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She was forced to have her jaw rebuilt after the bones started “rotting away,” due to osteoporosis from the amount of cocaine she’s consumed.
In a 2018 interview, she told how her left cheekbone was “wasting” away and she’s been left with screws instead of teeth, which cut her tongue as she spoke.
Danniella’s confessed some days she would wake up and the left side of her face was completely “sunken”.
Other days her cheek would swell up in agony as her bones were “decaying” and “weakened”.
“I just don’t look like myself any more,” Danniella said. “Obviously I’m going to age a lot faster anyway because of the drugs but I didn’t need this as well.”
A pal close to Danniella revealed how important her upcoming facial surgery is for her.
They said: “This is an incredibly important process for Danniella. It is more than just an operation.
“It is the start of a major new chapter in her life.
“She receives a lot of her hate on social media and is hoping this operation will correct many of the problems.”
Here’s a look back at her changing face over the years…
Danniella looked fresh-faced in her early days on EastEndersCredit: Rex Features
Danniella became addicted to cocaine, having started when she was 14, and her septum had started to erodeCredit: PA:Press Association
After a stint in rehab, Danniella was invited back to EastEnders three years later, but was booted out again the next year, as she still hadn’t kicked her drug habitCredit: PA:Press Association
After six months in rehab, Danniella underwent facial surgery to reconstruct her nose and went on I’m A CelebrityCredit: Rex Features
Now a mum of two, Danniella looking glamorous and healthy as she enjoyed a successful careerCredit: Rex Features
With her perfectly straightened hair and fabulous makeup, things seemed like they were looking up for her finallyCredit: Rex Features
But it wasn’t to be, as she admitted she was still addicted to drugs and homeless – and her nose looked noticeably flatter againCredit: Nick Obank – The Sun
When she went on Celebrity Big Brother, she seemed like she’d sorted herself out again and looked very glamorousCredit: PA:Press Association
But she started to look like she was aging again a few months later, as she admitted to a relapseCredit: knickerbockerglory TV
Danniella’s mouth started to look lopsided due to drugsCredit: Rex Features
She later revealed the results of a facelift and her skin looked extremely smooth and wrinkle-freeCredit: Rex Features
But by 2018, she explained how the bones in her face had started “rotting” due to botched surgeryCredit: Getty-Contributor
Earlier this year, her nose was clearly lopsided with her septum having completely collapsedCredit: Instagram/danniellawestbrook_73
Not long after, she’d had the first of her corrective surgeries on her jawCredit: Instagram
Danniella Westbrook has had lip filler and Botox ready for her next facial surgeryCredit: Instagram