Victoria Beckham scouted the model for her new sunglasses and jeans range at a beach party.

The Fashion designer was so impressed with 25-year-old actress Alice Greczyn when she spotted her lounging on the deck of a friend's Beach House in Malibu, California, that she immediately approached her and instructed soccer player husband David to take a photograph of her.

Alice explained: "Victoria asked me if I modelled, which I used to do before I started acting. I was immediately struck by her smile. You don't often see her smiling in pictures but it's really kind.

"She then called David over and directed him as he took my picture. Amazingly I wasn't nervous. She's lovely and he was such a gentleman although it tickled me that David Beckham was taking my picture."

Victoria revealed she was instantly struck by Alice, as she perfectly embodies the spirit of her summer 2011 collection.

She explained: "I'm always on the lookout for inspiring girls, and I believe in fate, so meeting Alice was meant to be. She embodies the spirit of my denim, is naturally beautiful and a perfect fit for the collection. I loved finding Alice - a young fresh talent."

In fact, Victoria was so impressed with Alice that she even named a pair of jeans after her.

The model added to Britain's Grazia magazine: "It's so flattering. But it reminds me how funny living in Los Angeles can be - you go to a friend's barbeque and you leave the face of Victoria Beckham's look book."