Johnny Depp brought Vanessa Paradis a pair of shoes once worn by her idol Marilyn Monroe.

The singer-and-actress is a huge fan of the late fashion icon and sex symbol and was thrilled when the actor gave her the Ferragamo-designed footwear.

She said: "He spoils me. He actually bought me the Marilyn Monroe shoes. Monroe's someone who touches me really deeply. I truly admire both actress and the singer that she was. I love 'Lazy' and so many of her songs. She had a velvety voice."

Although she admits the shoes are the most treasured item in her wardrobe, Vanessa doesn't wear them.

Vanessa got her first big modelling break when she was 18, appearing in campaigns for Chanel and says it was a life-changing experience.

She said: "I guess it did change my life. The whole experience was different and fairytale-like."

The 37-year-old beauty - who has two children, Lily-Rose, 11, and eight-year-old Jack with Johnny - is still very in-demand but says she can't described her own look.

She told Britain's Marie Claire magazine: "Three words to describe my look? Im - poss - ible."