Nice to know security is tight at the airport these days.
Upon her arrival at London's Heathrow Airport Thursday afternoon, Lindsay Lohan discovered that a Hermès handbag was missing from her luggage trolley and reported the apparent theft to Scotland Yard.
Lohan's rep, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, told TMZ.com that the 20-year-old actress was very upset about losing the bag--one of those ultra-fab Birkin bags, no less--which, according to police, contained jewelry and Lohan's asthma medication. Us Weekly's Website also said that cash, Lohan's passport and a cashmere sweater were in the pricey purse.
"She is begging for the return of the items," Zelnik said. "She doesn't care how she gets them back, she just wants her stuff back."
Authorities are investigating but have no suspects as yet.
No word on whether the huge diamond ring Lohan was flashing this week at the Venice International Film Festival--where she appeared in support of her latest film, Bobby--was among the purloined items. But, just in case it was, at least that particular bauble wasn't what most people thought it was--an engagement ring.
Zelnik told E! News last week that Lohan and boyfriend Harry Morton were not headed down the aisle anytime soon, despite all of the rumors to the contrary after Lohan's billionaire beau (his dad, Peter, cofounded the Hard Rock Café chain) was spotted purchasing the ring at Cartier in Beverly Hills last month.
Lohan's mother, Dina, told Life & Style magazine that Morton is "an angel," but that "it's not an engagement ring, but a very sweet gift."
While having your luggage stolen is no way to end a trip, at least Lohan seemed to have a fulfilling time in Venice, career-wise. Bobby director Emilio Estevez told reporters that Lohan "really dug into [her role] and was so committed."
Continuing her quest to be taken seriously as an actor rather than be perceived as a serious partier, Lohan said that she hoped that Bobby, which is about the day leading up to Robert Kennedy's assassination and its aftermath, would stir political involvement among people her age.
"I feel I have always been somewhat politically engaged," Lohan, who said in Elle last month that she'd like to travel to Iraq to entertain the troops, told the press corps in Venice.
"I strongly encourage people of my age and generation to have a say and to vote, and to involve themselves in what's going on in the world, because they are living in it."