By KIRSTY MCCORMACK
Beach chic: Gillian Zinser takes time out from filming 90210 to sunbathe on a beach in Malibu, California yesterday
She may be hard at work filming the latest series of 90210 but Gillian Zinser still finds time to sunbathe.
The 26-year-old actress was spotted soaking up the sun on a beach in Malibu, California yesterday in a role similar to that of her surfer character Ivy Sullivan.
Wearing a skimpy two-piece floral bikini, Zinser showed off her enviable figure while adjusting her white towel.
Sunning herself: Zinser had some snacks, a bottle of lotion and a pair of sheepskin slippers nearby
The U.S. star looked the epitome of beach chic with her blonde hair hanging in a loose wave and sporting a pair of shiny sunglasses.
When she had finally laid out her towel perfectly, Zinser laid on her front and began working on her tan.
Making the most of the good weather: Zinser wore a skimpy two-piece bandeau bikini for her beach trip
However, it wasn't long before the actress decided that it was time to treat the front of her slender body to some sun and she turned over.
To stop herself from getting bored, Zinser checked messages on her mobile phone and perhaps contemplated going for a dip.
It was a far cry from the scenes that she was filming earlier this week as she stepped back into the shoes of Sullivan.
Equal tanning: The 26-year-old decided to lay on her back while checking messages on her mobile phone
The cast were spotted filming at the Hollywood Forever cemetery in what looked like a funeral scene.
Looking less like a tomboy, Zinser wore a short black lacy dress with large red sunglasses as she walked around on set.
She was joined by Jessica Lowndes, AnnaLynne McCord and Shenae Grimes - proving that all three 90210 girls aren't leaving Beverly Hills anytime soon.
Hard at work: Earlier this week Zinser was spotted filming scenes at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with her 90210 co-stars