Zoe Saldana used to dress like a "Sci-Fi geek".

The 'Avatar' actress says she has always been in to fashion and used to experiment with her look while she was growing up.

She said: "In high school I was a little bit of everything. Sometimes I would want to dress like a cheerleader or like a mean girl or the Sci-Fi geek that I usually was. It all depended on my mood, but I always knew that I loved fashion."

Zoe, 31, says her love of clothes stems from her mother, who always encouraged her to take pride in her appearance.

She said: "My mum is from the Caribbean so her advice has always been incorporate colour in your wardrobe. I always end up dressing in black and white - the New York state of mind. But I really do try to listen to my mom's advice."

The 'Star Trek' beauty also revealed she is a huge fan of up-and-coming designer Prabal Gurung, after seeing his show at New York Fashion Week.

She told People magazine: "I just went to the Prabal Gurung show and I was absolutely smitten by all their clothes. I was absolutely thrown back by his beautiful collection. There was definitely this black dress that he had with a leather belt and I went crazy for it. I was like, 'I must have that!' "