Kate Hudson has instructed London lawyers Schillings to act for her after viewing photographs which she says wrongly suggest that she suffers from an eating disorder.
The law firm has sent letters to Heat, Star Magazine, Closer, the Daily Mail and the National Enquirer. Publishers Emap say they intend to respond "in due course."
Schilling say that the images, which ran in the publications in September and October of this year, "suggested that Ms Hudson had an eating disorder that was so grave and serious that she was wasting away."
According to them, this would be "of commercial and artistic concern to those who might cast her…and choose to use her image to endorse products," implying that Hudson may lose work due to the pictures, which they say are misrepresentative.