BEDAZZLED beauty Elizabeth Hurley works hard at staying healthy - because nothing scares her more than contracting breast cancer.

The British actress admits she's terrified of catching the deadly disease, which singer Anastacia is currently battling, and ensures she regularly checks herself for any threatening signs.

The mother-of-one says, "Of all the terrible cancers and diseases in the world, I'm most scared of getting breast cancer.

"Breast cancer seems to strike at the very heart of a woman's femininity, and I think that this fear prevents many women from actively searching for abnormality in their own breasts."