She’s currently at loggerheads with her mother Nuala, as they’re locked in a bitter battle over the $7million luxury home that they co-own in California.
But on Tuesday night, Mischa Barton appeared not to have a worry in the world as she stepped out at the Bulgari Celebration of Magnificent Inspirations jewellery bash for Paris’ Haute Couture week.
The British-born beauty, 30, arrived at the city’s Italian Embassy in a stunning silk colour block dress, which gave a demure look, thanks to its high neckline and full billowing sleeves.
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A jewel: Mischa Barton attended the Bulgari Celebration of Magnificent Inspirations, The New High Jewellery Collection during Paris Haute Couture at the Italian Embassy on Tuesday night
Given the theme of the bash, she teamed her multi-coloured frock with a glittering jewelled statement necklace with matching pendant earrings.
The former O.C. star kept the glittery theme going, adding a pair of dazzling silver strappy heels to her ensemble, which also included a gold clutch bag.
She oozed Hollywood glamour with her shoulder-length honey golden tresses styled into soft waves, while she enhanced her alabaster complexion with a light brush of natural-toned makeup.
Dressed to impress: She arrived at the upscale gathering in a stunning silk colour block dress
Demure: Her frock of choice afforded her a demure look, thanks to its high neckline and full sleeves
All that glitters…: She accessorized with an eye-catching statement necklace and matching earrings
Natural beauty: Mischa let her alabaster complexion shine through, by keeping her makeup natural and light
Her outing came as it was revealed she is battling it out with her estranged mother in court once again – with both women accusing the other of holding up the sale of their Beverly Hills mansion.
In explosive legal documents obtained by Daily Mail Online, the actress claims her one-time ‘momager’ Nuala Barton has stonewalled attempts to sell the home for years – even locking her out of the property and refusing access to potential buyers.
She also accuses her mother of refusing to work with Josh Altman, the famed LA realtor appointed to sell the seven-bedroom, 10 bathroom property, and refusing to sign off on strong offers from potential buyers.
Socialite: Inside the bash, she mingled with (l-r) Jean Christophe Babin, Xenia Tchoumi, guest and Lottie Moss
Shining bright: Mischa kept the sparkling theme going throughout, with silver strappy heels and a golden clutch
Carefree: The actress seemed carefree as she left her legal battles with her mother back in the US
Passion for fashion: The star has been a fixture at a number of high-profile fashion bashes over the years
Nuala has blasted her daughter’s claims as ‘heinous’ and ‘false’ and says that the pair are ‘estranged as a result’.
British-born Mischa, who recently appeared on Dancing With The Stars, famously sued her mother in 2015 accusing her of defrauding her by stealing her money.
The 7,600 sq. ft. Tuscan-style villa, which boasts views of Catalina Island, was one of the focal points of the suit – with the actress claiming her mom gave herself co-ownership of the property without her knowledge or permission.
Battle: Mischa is battling it out with her estranged mother in court, each accusing the other of holding up the sale of the $7million Beverly Hills mansion they own jointly
She accused Nuala of taking out massive loans against the house behind her back – and turning the home into her ‘personal ATM’.
Mischa even claimed she was then kicked out of the home by her parents who wouldn’t let her back on the property.
That case was dismissed back in February with the terms of the agreement stating Nuala would sell the home with Altman as the listing agent.
Momager: Mischa and mother Nuala were on god terms in 2012 when they attended the Mischa Barton Boutique flagship store launch party in London. Now Mischa claims her mother has locked her out of the property and has refused access to potential buyers
Mischa and her mother agreed the asking price would be $7 million and they both said they would accept any reasonable offers – in order to pay off their many creditors.
But new court papers filed by Mischa last month state that Nuala – the ‘Debtor’ – did not abide by those terms and has, ‘actively impeded any sale by locking Mischa out of the Property to prevent her and prospective buyers from accessing the house or providing copies of plans when requested.
‘Mischa attempted to get another real estate agent to work with Debtor’s agent, but Debtor refused to have her agent work with Mischa’s agent or to provide Mischa’s agent with information he needed to sell the property.
Palatial: Property records indicate the actress paid $6,400,064 for her Mediterranean style house in 2005. The 7,607 sq ft mansion has six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and was built in 2003
‘Other attempts with a different agent also failed due to Debtor’s unrealistic expectation as to the value of the Property, with Debtor’s agent listing the Property for sale at as much as almost $9 million, obviously without success.’
Mischa and Altman claim that Nuala refused to sign off on a $7 million offer they have secured for the property – which would pay off all their creditors in full.
In the papers, filed on May 26, she asks for the sale to be turned over to a trustee who will sell the property promptly and ensure all creditors are paid in full.
Documents: In explosive legal documents obtained by Daily Mail Online, the former O.C. star claims her one-time ‘momager’ Nuala has stonewalled attempts to sell the home for years – even locking her out of the property and refusing access to potential buyers
However Nuala has hit back, filing papers on June 22 stating that her daughter’s ‘heinous claims’ are false and she has done everything in her power to sell the home.
The court documents state that Nuala has: ‘Done everything in her power, both pre-petition and post-petition to obtain the highest possible sale price of the Bowmont Property.’
She says she became ‘wary’ of the buyer who made the $7 million offer as he ‘stated that he would rather let the Bowmont Property go into foreclosure so he could purchase it for a lower price.’
Last month, according to the papers, Nuala secured a $7.35 million offer on the home – but Mischa ‘was adamant on accepting the $7 million offer’.
The pair finally agreed to accept the $7.35 million offer – which has now been reduced to $7,050,000, in court on June 13th – and the sale should close before next month.
Nuala has argued that her daughter’s motion to have the sale turned over to a trustee should be thrown out as it is an ‘extraordinary and drastic measure’.
For sale: Mischa the listed her Los Angeles villa for $7.495 million as the property has become too much of a ‘burden’ for the star. But she says her mother – the co-owner – has thwarted the sale
She claims that through her ‘conduct and adamant persistence’, she secured the current buyer for $7,050,000 – meaning that she and her daughter now have an extra $50,000 to share between them.
The filing states: ‘As such, the Debtor’s conduct throughout this case has always been in the best interest of the creditors, the estate and Mischa.
‘Mischa’s Motion is moot and no grounds exist to appoint a … trustee.’
Nuala had been her daughter’s manager for years until the actress accused her mom of being a ‘greedy stage mother posing as a talent manager’.
Gated: The villa is inside a gated community in Coldwater Canyon, which is just behind the Beverly Hills Hotel
Mischa’s previous lawsuit included claims that Nuala had lied about her salary for a film and didn’t pay her the full amount.
She also accused her mom of opening up a Mischa Barton fashion boutique in London and used the Sixth Sense actress’s name to hawk a handbag line – yet Mischa claimed she never saw a cent.
Nuala called her daughter’s allegations ‘nonsense’ and the case was dismissed in February this year.
Both mother and daughter have had financial problems for years – so the impending sale of the home should bring much-needed relief to them both.
Lap of luxury: The master bedroom has dual bathrooms, a fireplace and dressing room
In her bankruptcy papers, filed in February, Nuala said her assets totaled $3,747,500 but her liabilities totaled $5,583,412.
She said her average monthly income totaled only $1,600 but her expenses were $27,618 – leaving her in the red over $26k every month
The biggest asset listed in her bankruptcy petition was the Bowmont Drive property.
She said the current value of her portion was $3,747,500 with the total value being $7,495,000.
Expansive: The home also boasts an expansive kitchen, with all of the fixtures and fittings
The petition stated her liabilities as $4,264,567 on the mansion, including an unknown amount owed to Mischa.
Nuala spends $10,500 a month on the Beverly Hills home along with $12,200 in additional mortgage payments, $3,635 in real estate taxes and $600 in food & housekeeping supplies, according to the papers.
Earlier this year, the actress – who has been trying to sell off the home for 6 years – listed it for sale at the price of $7.495 million.
Mischa also listed it back in 2010 for $8.6 million and even tried to rent it out for $35k a month but nobody bit.
Landscaped: The landscaped grounds include a pool, spa, grassy yard and vine-covered patio. In the papers, filed on May 26, she asks for the sale to be turned over to a trustee who will sell the property promptly and ensure all creditors are paid in full.
London-born Mischa moved to the States when she was five and began acting at age eight, appearing in hit movies Sixth Sense and Notting Hill before rocketing to fame in teen drama The O.C.
However her glittering career came crashing down as her partying began to get out of control.
She was arrested for DUI in 2007, then two years later – following an intervention by her parents – she had a nervous breakdown and was held in psychiatric care after threatening to kill herself.
In 2009 her house went into foreclosure after it was revealed she had failed to pay her mortgage for five months.
Arrest: She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and possessing marijuana in 2007
The same month she was sued by producers of the movie Promoted, who claimed they paid her an advance but she never turned up for work.
Mischa was then sued by her landlord over unpaid rent on her $7,000 a month NYC apartment in 2010 before suing her own mother five years later for ‘theft’ and ‘breach of contract’.
Her legal troubles are believed to have left her homeless and broke.
She attempted a comeback this year – appearing on Dancing With The Stars – but was booted off after just three episodes.
Beginnings: Mischa was a huge hit in The O.C., here with actors Michael Cassidy and Rachel Bilson in 2004