Hollywood stunner Diane Kruger is determined to become ugly to avoid being typecast following her breakthrough role as the world's most beautiful woman in historical epic Troy.

The former model wants to follow in the footsteps of Charlize Theron in MONSTER, and destroy her good looks for critical acclaim - because she claims her role as HELEN OF TROY in the blockbuster wasn't challenging enough.

Kruger, 27, says, "Helen of Troy. It was a really challenging part, honestly.

"I want to be respected as an actress, so the physical appearance is important obviously, but I hope I can do movies where I look horrible as well. It's just one of those parts really."

07/06/2004 17:13