Stunning actress Laura Harring regrets winning the MISS USA title, because she fears it has ultimately hindered her movie career.

The MULHOLLAND DR star - who won the pageant in 1985 and reigned as Miss USA for three years - spent more than a decade trying to shake off her image, fearing Hollywood disapproved of beauty queens.

She says, "Oh boy! I remember in the pageant, I was the only Latin girl, there were a lot of blondes.

"A lot of strange things happened there but I couldn't believe they were being done on purpose. I think I have more obstacles in Hollywood because I did those beauty pageants for three years. I think they are looked down on."

09/09/2004 09:10