AN EASTENDERS favorite looked unrecognizable as she posed in a pool with a cool, wavy hairstyle.
Charlie Brooks, who recently returned to the BBC soap opera as Janine Butcher, appeared worlds away from her troublemaker persona as she flashed a beaming smile.
The actress, 41, looked delighted as she perched poolside in a black bandeau swimsuit.
The strapless design showed off her glowing tan along with a series of gold pendant necklaces.
Charlie’s blonde locks were tied back in a bun, but she let her new wavy bangs fall across her face.
Her look is a contrast to the cropped and wavy look of EastEnders’ Janine and her older brown locks.
Charlie recently took to social media to debut her wavy hair makeover.
She showed off blonder hair and new bangs in a series of snaps after visiting her hairdresser.
Tagging his stylist – James MacPherson – Charlie wrote, “For her hands and hands only.”
The star returned to Albert Square in an explosive storyline after murdering one of EastEnders’ most beloved characters – Barry.
As well as killing Barry on a honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands, Janine also murdered fourth husband Michael Moon, attempted to overthrow second husband Ryan Malloy, fatally crushed Ronnie Mitchell’s long-lost daughter Danielle , attempted to defraud the Mitchell family and framed arch-nemesis Stacey Slater for attempted murder.
And she had sex with Ian Beale while working as an escort.
Charlie has played Janine in EastEnders since 1999 and was last seen in 2014 traveling to Paris to see her daughter.
In April 2021, The Sun exclusively revealed that the TV star would be making an epic return as a murderer after a seven-year absence.
After months of speculation, the BBC soap opera finally confirmed the character’s return last June.