Former child star Ariana Richards left film fans stunned on Tuesday as she attended the Jurassic World: Dominion premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The actress played Lex, a computer savvy teen in the original 1993 movie Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum.

She was also briefly in the film’s sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997.

Following these, Richards starred in the TV movie The Princess Stallion (1997) and Broken Silence (1998), while her last project was Battledogs in 2013.

In the same year as her final TV project, she married Mark Aaron Bolton. The pair welcomed a daughter in 2015.

Speaking about her work to Interview Magazine, the actress, who has a degree in Fine Art and Drama, said: “People ask me, ‘So did you step away from acting or decide to leave the business?’ I let them know it’s not about making a choice.

“Acting is always going to be something that’s in my blood. It’s more that my interest has been really taken by visual art and doing the oil paintings for people.

“If some really interesting role came along and found me, I’m sure I’d be thrilled to do it.”