Actress Mischa Barton is courting controversy in a new photo spread, which features the former The O.C. star attempting suicide and rolling around a kitchen floor surrounded by what looks like cocaine.

The star's latest provocative snaps will feature in celebrity photographer Tyler Shields' new book, Dirty Side of Glamour, which will be released in November (13).

The book also features images of Lindsay Lohan, Emma Roberts and Shields' girlfriend Francesca Eastwood.

Barton's images include one of her lying on the floor, motionless, by an open oven, while another features her rolling around a white-powder-covered kitchen floor, pouring milk from a carton all over her face.

The images are made all the more powerful by the fact Barton checked in to hospital in 2009 amid a series of personal issues and reports about her mental health.