'House of Lies' Hot Chick Busted for Grocery Shoplifting

1/5/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A stunning Hollywood actress just got a starring role in a crime drama  ...  she was arrested for shoplifting, but we're not talking jewelry ... we're talking avocados.

According to the police report ... Ayelet Ben-Shahar -- who has a role on "House of Lies" -- was placed under citizens arrested for allegedly pilfering $400 worth of groceries from a Gelson's Market in Studio City.

Ben-Shahar played a high-end jewelry dealer on the Showtime hit.  You would think her sweet spot would be Cartier ... not some Valley supermarket.