She has been promoting her latest Netflix film To The Bone in Italy.
And Lily Collins wowed when she took centre stage at the red carpet premiere for her movie during the Ischia Global Festival on Saturday evening.
Taking the plunge, the actress, 28, looked every inch of glamour in her dramatic purple goth-inspired gown which was complete with ivory polka dots.
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Star-studded: Lily Collins wowed when she took centre stage at the red carpet premiere for her movie during the Ischia Global Festival on Saturday evening
The To The Bone beauty stood tall in a pair of sky-high nude heels which didn’t detract from her striking evening ensemble.
For drama, Lily wore a slick of dark purple lipstick to bring out the vibrant colour of her dress and a light touch of smoky eye makeup.
The Surrey native waved the British flag at the festival, letting her brunette tresses down in a loosely-tousled style.
Posing up a storm on the red carpet, Lily looked sensational as she flaunted her svelte figure.
She was later joined by the likes of La La Antony in the front row of the star-studded screening at the A-list affair.
Taking the plunge: The actress, 28, looked every inch of glamour in her dramatic purple goth-inspired gown which was complete with ivory polka dots
Glamorous: The To The Bone beauty (pictured with Andrea Iervolino) stood tall in a pair of sky-high nude heels which didn’t detract from her striking evening ensemble
Lily, who reportedly lost 20lbs for her role as the anorexia sufferer Ellen, looked worlds away from her gaunt appearance as 20-year-old anorexic sufferer Ellen in her latest movie role.
Her appearance comes after she gave her first full interview about the film and her own off-screen struggle with eating disorders to The Daily Mail.
The starlet blamed her famous father Phil Collins’ £17 million divorce as the trigger for her extreme anorexia and bulimia.
Shocking: She has courted attention for her role as an anorexic sufferer in new Netflix drama To The Bone in the light of her confession she suffered from an extreme eating disorder
Controversial: The film has attracted a lot of controversy for its portrayal of obsessive eating disorders including unhealthy habits such as calorie counting and extreme exercise
Harrowing: Lily lost 20lbs to play the part of 20-year-old sufferer Ellen in the movie
She explained how her severe eating disorder stopped her menstrual cycle for two years and could have affected her chances of having children.
Lily revealed she gorged on junk food, then forced herself to throw up, causing her hair to fall out and her nails to become brittle.
‘My periods stopped for two years,’ she bravely confessed. ‘And my life was out of control. I was terrified I had ruined my chances of ever having kids.’
A-list affair: She was later joined by the likes of La La Antony in the front row of the star-studded screening
Stunning: Lily looked worlds away from her gaunt film appearance in the beautiful dress
Of her relationship with her father, she said: ‘There was a terrible disconnect that grew between us. Many of my deepest insecurities stem from my issues with my dad.’
Lily, who went to school in Los Angeles, lived with mother Jill Tavelman (Phil’s second wife) after their separation.
When she heard that his marriage to third wife Orianne Cevey was also in trouble, along with the stress of her school life, she became anorexic and bulimic in 2008.
For drama: Lily wore a slick of dark purple lipstick to bring out the vibrant colour of her dress
Reminiscent: Her mother sobbed when she saw her daughter looking gaunt in the film
For To The Bone, the actress has insisted that she lost weight in a ‘healthy’ fashion, with regular check-ups from doctors.
Regardless, her mother sobbed when she saw her daughter looking gaunt in the film, no doubt bringing back the harrowing memories of Lily’s teenage years.
Speaking about her mum’s reaction, Lily told the EDIT: ‘The first time mum saw the film she was a bit in shock.
‘The second time I looked over at the end and she was sobbing; it really hit her hard. I never wanted her to feel responsible; she’s like my best friend.’
In her autobiography Unfiltered, Lily touches on her eating disorder that plagued her teenage years.
Storytelling: In her autobiography Unfiltered, Lily touches on her eating disorder that plagued her teenage years