Former child star KELLIE MARTIN has warned Miley Cyrus to finish her schooling - so she'll have something to fall back on if her showbiz career dries up.
Martin began acting at the age of seven in U.S. series Father Murphy and went on to star in a string of movies and TV shows, including ER and Life Goes On.
And she has advised Hannah Montana star Cyrus to make sure she completes her education as her singing and acting roles might not last for ever.
Martin says, "I would tell Miley to go to college. I really think that saved me... I went to Yale. It's really, really important to get an education because when all of this is gone, then at least you have your education. Then you can do whatever it is you want to do. If tomorrow I decided to stop being an actor I could go do a lot of other things.
"Knowing that makes me a whole person and have confidence in who I am as a whole person as opposed to confidence in who I am as just an actor... She's actually wildly talented, little Miley Cyrus, and she has a sweet family. If she went to college, she'd be totally set. She'd be set forever."