Amy Adams admits modelling doesn't come naturally to her.

The 40-year-old actress is often considered to be a fashion icon due to her stunning red carpet looks but she's confessed she just sees herself as an ''everyday girl''.

She said: ''Modelling is not my first love, I'm five foot, with a sort of everyday girl's kind of build.''

Speaking about how she has to pretend she's someone else when she's posing for photos, she added: ''I think that's the only way I can do it ... I can't just be like, 'I'm a pretty girl sitting in front of a camera', because then I just feel super self conscious.''

The 'American Hustle' star admits taking on the role of the seductive Sydney Prosser in the film - which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress - gave her a lot more confidence in showing off her assets in everyday life.

She told ITV's 'Lorraine': ''I think it made me a lot more comfortable with the front of my body so I just sort of don't think about it as much anymore. My daughter calls me out on it so I can't be too risque because she's clocking it.''

However, Amy claims that when she's not promoting her films and is on mother duty, she is far from glamorous.

She added: ''When I'm mom, I really look like a mom, it looks like I really gave up''