What has happened to Emily Lloyd? Wish You Were Here star looks scruffy and unkempt 20 years on

What has happened to Emily Lloyd Wish You Were Here star looks scruffy and unkempt 20 years on

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14:12 GMT, 14 August 2012

The radiant and glamorous woman who wowed critics with her Wish You Were Here film debut is a far cry from the one spotted today.

While she once smouldered on the red carpet, Emily Lloyd, daughter of Only Fools and Horses star Roger Lloyd Pack, could not look more different from her younger self as she traipsed along with her dog near her home in a rough part of Hackney, East London.

Dressed in a scruffy ensemble with a cigarette to her mouth and carrying a bag of beer and vodka, there is little sign of her trademark smile or indeed any reminder of the starry life she once led.

Emily Lloyd looked miserable and scruffy as she walked her dog near her home in Hackney, East London

Emily Lloyd looked miserable and scruffy as she walked her dog near her home in Hackney, East London

Emily Lloyd looked miserable and scruffy as she walked her dog near her home in Hackney, East London

Emily's latest look is a far cry from the girl who dazzled critics and audiences worldwide

Emily's latest look is a far cry from the girl who dazzled critics and audiences worldwide

She wore a mismatched outfit of an ill-fitted and stained black top with flowing skirt, a bold blue jacket and flip-flops.

Her hair looked unkempt and her dark roots were on show.

In the past, Emily laughed off critics when she spotted in a similar outfit and said she would like to know what attire might have been more appropriate to take her Staffordshire bull terrier, Randolph, for a walk.

'What should I have worn – a ballgown and tiara

'I didn't think it was fair to take that shot of me. I was upset, but my mum said I should laugh it off, and I sort of did.'

Actually, although she wasn't dressed in a ballgown, Emily did look dishevelled. She had just had yet another sleepless night.

For the past few years, she has been suffering from chronic insomnia. Emily has had more time than she would like to analyse her situation during long nights in her bed, staring into the darkness, waiting for the sleep that does not come.

Emily has suffered from mental illness on and off for 20 years. There have been various diagnoses, among them mild schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder and attention deficit disorder.

The 41-year-old's appearance seemed far more wayward than when she was spotted just a few months ago looking happy and healthier on an outing with her 68-year-old father at the opening night of cabaret show Cantina at the South Bank's Jubilee Gardens.

But the most recent images to emerge tell a different story and it appears that she has reverted back to her scruffy look.

She previously laughed off wardrobe critics when she stepped out in 2009 in a similar ensemble

Emily looked scruffy and unkempt as she walked her dog and puffed on a cigarette

She previously laughed off wardrobe critics when she stepped out in 2009 in a similar ensemble

Clutching a bag containing beer

Smoking a cigarette and clutching a bag containing a can of beer and a bottle of vodka, Emily Lloyd looks a world away from her former self

Clutching a bag containing a can of beer and a bottle of vodka along with some dog food, Emily's life is far from the glam Hollywood one she once lived

Emily looked miserable and glum as she strolled along the roadside in Hackney in a mismatched outfit

Emily looked miserable and glum as she strolled along the roadside in Hackney in a mismatched outfit

Roger Lloyd Pack spoke frankly about his daughter in a magazine interview recently.

Speaking of his daughter's problems he said: 'It can drive you to distraction, to the extent that you start to cease to have any compassion left, but you go on because they're your family.'

It is more than 20 years since Emily Lloyd starred in Wish You Were
Here, the saucy comedy about a sexually precocious teenager growing up
in the Fifties in a small seaside town.

Loosely based on the
memoirs of the brothel madam Cynthia Payne, the role – her first part
after graduating from stage school – turned the young actress into an
overnight success.

Emily and her father Roger were out and about a few months ago looking happy and healthy at the opening night of Cantina

Emily and her father Roger were out and about a few months ago looking happy and healthy at the opening night of Cantina

Emily (left), her sister, and father, actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played Trigger in Only Fools and Horses

Emily (left), her sister, and father, actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played Trigger in Only Fools and Horses

Shortly after, she moved to Hollywood as film executives battled to
sign ‘the new Marilyn Monroe’, and over the next decade she worked with
Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and Robert Redford.

But, as these pictures show, life has taken a sadly unexpected turn for the actress, now 41.

Emily’s last film
role was a bit part in 2008 minor comedy The Conservatory, while in 2003
she played Ophelia at the Holland Park Theatre Festival in West London.

She has not had a major film part for more than five years.

She says she has been offered three lead film roles in the past few years, but has turned them down.

She
has been invited to appear in a number of reality shows and claims she
recently turned down Dancing With The Stars, the U.S. version of
Strictly Come Dancing.

Invitations to A-list parties continue to
land on her mat, but she always declines. She is so highly regarded that
it's possible some directors would make allowances for her and be
patient if she forgot her lines. But she does not want that.

Emily's latest look is a far cry from the girl who dazzled critics and audiences worldwide

Emily's latest look is a far cry from the girl who dazzled critics and audiences worldwide

Emily's latest look is a far cry from the girl who dazzled critics and audiences worldwide