Kate Hudson is taking legal action against five publications which published photographs the actress claims falsely imply she has an eating disorder.

The ALMOST FAMOUS star, 26, is furious over the images which she says suggest her actress mother Goldie Hawn and other close family members are severely worried about her weight.

Hudson has enlisted London law firm Schillings, and letters have been sent to British publications the Daily Mail, the National Enquirer, Heat, Closer and Star.

A representative for Schillings says, "Ms Hudson will argue in the courts that the images in question gave a seriously false and misleading impression as to her true physical condition, in that she was portrayed as being dangerously thin with an eating disorder."

Lawyers at the firm say an investigation into how the photographs were, taken, sold and published will play a key role.