Cara Delevingne wants to become an actress.

The British model is hoping to emulate the success of her idol Charlize Theron and be cast in a film role where she has to disguise her good looks and play an ''ugly'' character - both on the inside and out.

Discussing her Hollywood ambitions, she told The Daily Star newspaper: ''I would love to be doing what Meryl Streep is doing. Her career has been incredible. Or Judi Dench.

''Charlize Theron is another one. She started off as a model and she is one of the most beautiful women, Amazonian goddess looking.

''She did a movie, 'Monster', and plays a real thug, plays really ugly and I absolutely love that. That's what I want to be - a crazy cave woman or a possessed demon child.

''Ugly is the most beautiful. I want to do that.''

The 20-year-old catwalk star - who is the face of Burberry - has high hopes for her future career and only wants to work with the world's leading directors.

She joked: ''Scorsese, Tarantino, Spielberg, Peter Jackson, I'm here, I'm ready. I can do funny faces, I can sing, I can dance. Hire me!''