She’s usually seen in period dress portraying Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey.
But Jessica Brown Findlay has undergone a dramatic makeover appearing on the cover of Love magazine.
The 22-year-old actress appears dressed in an ethereal style sporting messy hair embellished with flowers, pale skin, smokey eyes and dark red lips.
Jessica smoulders on the cover dressed in a plunging crumpled dress with her incandescent skin glowing in the light.
The shoot, styled by LOVE Editor-in-chief Katie Grand, is a far cry from the primped and proper character Jessica famously portrays.
After the otherworldly look is also a far cry from her usual English rose style in real life.
Jessica is no stranger to sporting a dark and mysterious look and in February she appeared in a haunting series of snaps for Dominic Jones jewellery.
Brown Findlay started her career as a ballet dancer, training with the National Youth Ballet and the Associates of the Royal Ballet.
When she was 15, she was invited to dance with the Kirov at the Royal Opera House for a summer season.
During her final two years of school she had three operations on her ankles. The last one went wrong and when Brown Findlay woke up from the anaesthetic, she was told she would never dance again.
Not one to be deterred, the budding artist applied to St Martin’s in London and got onto their highly regarded Fine Art course.
LOVE 8 ‘A Costume Drama’ Autumn/Winter 2012 goes on sale 30 July to learn more about the interview visit thelovemagazine.co.uk