21 AUGUST 2007

If proof were still needed of Ashley Jensen's transformation from jobbing actress to fully-fledged Hollywood star then her arrival at an LA party on Sunday should have cast them all aside.

Looking perfectly at home glitterati and flashing a megawatt smile, the Dumfriesshire lass was the epitome of small-screen golden girl with her glowing tan, sleek blonde locks and little black dress.

It's all a far cry from her ditzy image as Ricky Gervais' sidekick Maggie on the comedy series Extras, which made her a household name in the UK. .

The 38-year-old Scots actress was attending the DVD launch of her hit American sitcom Ugly Betty along with co-stars America Ferrera, Ana Ortiz and Rebecca Romijn.

LA evidently suits Annan-born actress. Last month, it was reported that she and her actor husband Terence Beesley, who wed earlier this year, had splashed out £850,000 for a three bedroom house in the celebrity-packed Los Feliz neighbourhood of LA.

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The Annan-born actress looked every inch the LA golden girl as she joined her Ugly Betty co-star America Ferrera to celebrate the DVD release of the Salma Hayek-produced programme Photo: © RexClick on photo to enlarge
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Still in honeymoon mode after their July 14 nuptials, newlyweds Rebecca Romijn and Crossing Jordan's Jerry O'Connell snuggled up at Sunday's party Photo: © Rex