Noomi Rapace "deletes her vanity" when she takes on a new part.

The Swedish beauty does not mind when she has to take on a party which makes her look less than her best as she has prepared herself to always do whatever it takes to play a character.

She said: "Me, Noomi, and I love shoes and clothes and dressing up. But I made a decision a long time ago that every time I step into a character, I need to delete my vanity. I need to free myself from what I think is cool or beautiful or sexy."

However, the 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' star does continue to struggle with nudity in films.

She told Britain's Vogue magazine: "I hate being naked in movies but I've been naked so many times.

"I give myself a talking to, 'It doesn't matter, the body is never perfection, perfection is not interesting. I'm not a model.' I'm not her because of beauty."