Actress Renée Zellweger says public scrutiny of her appearance is just a symptom of a greater problem faced by women.

In a new essay for the Huffington Post, Zellweger decries how “a woman’s worth has historically been measured by her appearance”, while refuting tabloid claims that she underwent plastic surgery on her face — rumours first sparked by a red carpet appearance she made in 2014, reports

“Not that it’s anyone’s business, but I did not make a decision to alter my face and have surgery on my eyes,” wrote the “Bridget Jones’s Baby” star.

Previously, Zellweger had told People magazine of the rumours regarding her appearance.

“I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows,” she said.