Vanessa Paradis loved playing an ''ugly'' person in her new movie.

The beautiful French actress stars as obsessive mother Jacqueline in 'Café De Flore' and Vanessa was delighted to play a character who doesn't rely on her looks.

She said: ''This woman is rough but everything she does is out of Pure Love. There's no seduction, no femininity in the character. The Hair, the shoes, the outfits all played a big part in it, they're quite ugly.''

Vanessa - who has two children, Lily-Rose, 12 and Jack, 10, with partner Johnny Depp - also found it interesting to play a character who has nothing.

She told Stylist magazine: ''For the first time I got to play someone who is so far away from myself. I haven't done many movies and this was so exciting because Jacqueline has nothing in life - no husband, no money, no friends, no family - so the love she has for her little boy is everything. She doesn't want to give up on him as society wants her to. She's very brave but is also a monster of love and fear.''