Carey Mulligan gives us major hair envy with her new fringe

Julie Delahaye

Carey Mulligan has been keeping a relatively low profile in recent months, but the star made an exception for the Letters Live event on Sunday, where she turned heads with a sleek new hairstyle. The 30-year-old stepped out rocking a striking new full fringe as she took to the stage to read letters from suffragettes.

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Carey Mulligan debuted a new fringe

The British beauty, who has already experimented with fringe hairstyles in the past, showed off her new look by wearing her glossy tresses down in a blow-dried style, opting for a black tailored pinstripe blazer, shirt and matching tapered trousers for the evening.

Carey, who starred in hit film Suffragette last year, read a rousing letter from 1913, written by Bertha Brewster demanding the vote. The actress joined a line-up including Benedict Cumberbatch, Jude Law, Sir Ian McKellen and Caroline Flack, all of whom also took to the stage for the highly-anticipated literary event.

The Far From the Madding Crowd star has been keeping out of the spotlight recently, no doubt to enjoy her new role as a mother after it was revealed that she gave birth to daughter Evelyn in September.

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Carey welcomed baby daughter Evelyn in September

The news that Carey and husband Marcus Mumford had welcomed their first child came as a surprise to fans, as the couple never announced their pregnancy news. However, during an appearance on The Graham Norton show, Carey confirmed she had welcomed a little girl, her first child, and said that was "enjoying" motherhood.

The actress has since opened up about motherhood, explaining how it had influenced her work with charity War Child for whom she is an ambassador, because it allowed her to emphasise more with some of the families.

"I look at my daughter now and I think, this is so exciting, I wonder what you're going to be," she told ITV News. "You could be a doctor or lawyer or an engineer or any of these things. These parents in Syria, they had those same feelings, my daughter could be anything she wants to be, and now that's gone."

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