Teen movie beauty Keira Knightley is happy to show her birthday suit for a film role - but don't expect her to pose nude in a mens magazine.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL actress, 19, admits she would be happy to strip if the script required it, but she was strongly against posing in a bikini or less for a glossy publication.

Knightley says, "I don't have a problem with nudity in films. I'm not saying that I'd strip off at every opportunity and run around screaming.

"But I think sometimes it's needed. Sometimes it can be very beautiful and it gets a point across in a beautiful way.

"But I don't think I'd feel particularly comfortable spreading my legs and wearing a very small bikini for a lads' mag.

"In Hollywood you have to be strong and confident about your body shape. I'm lucky - I've got good genes."

24/05/2004 02:13