MISCHA BARTON has taken to the internet to address reports about her recent weight loss - assuring fans she has shed the pounds through a balanced diet and exercise.
The actress sparked fears for her health after she was recently photographed sporting a skinny frame.
But the star is adamant she has simply dropped weight through her recently-adopted clean living habits.
She writes on her blog: "Just so you guys know, I'm happier and healthier than ever. Things are really well in Mischa world and I've just been watching what I eat.
"I still love my Pilates and yoga, and have cut back on fatty foods a bit. My time in India and Paris really just helped me lose a little bit of weight but there's nothing drastic going on!"
And the 23-year-old maintains that media speculation about her body is actually harmful to her young fans: "I think it's very unhealthy for young girls to read about and pay attention to.
"To my female fans: Just be happy and secure with yourself and don't let other people's perceptions of you dictate the way you live your life."