Actor-turned-singer David Soul hated his label as a "blond, blue-eyed hunk" - insisting he always wanted to escape his good looks.
The STARSKY + HUTCH star shot to fame on the hit TV detective show in the 1970s before launching his music career.
And his boyish charms soon made him a pin-up for women across the world.
But Soul, 64, insists that he always hated being branded a "pretty boy" and feels relieved to have finally grown older.
He says, "All my life I tried to run away from my looks. I was a really pretty boy but I hated all that stuff. That blond hunk thing, that 'gorgeous, blue-eyed guy' image.
"That was bulls**t."