Page last updated at 11:07 GMT, Saturday, 18 July 2009 12:07 UK

Actress Barton kept in hospital

Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton has starred in a string of films including The Sixth Sense

Actress Mischa Barton, best known for starring in the hit drama The OC, has been admitted to hospital in the US.

Los Angeles police said they removed the 23-year-old from her home on Wednesday afternoon for an undisclosed medical problem.

In a statement her publicist Craig Schneider said Barton had been "safely transferred" to hospital where she will remain under doctor's orders.

Barton's new film Homecoming opened in the US on Friday.

She rose to fame as Marissa Cooper in The OC, which was based around a group of wealthy teenagers living in California.

The London-born actress has also appeared in several movies, including The Sixth Sense and St Trinian's.

In December 2007 she was arrested and later pleaded no contest to a drunken driving charge.

Print Sponsor

Drink-drive deal for OC actress
11 Apr 08 |  Entertainment
OC star faces drink-drive charge
27 Feb 08 |  Entertainment
OC star accused of drink-driving
28 Dec 07 |  Entertainment
Barton joins St Trinian's movie
16 May 07 |  Entertainment

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific