Christie Brinkley has slammed Melissa McCarthy's photoshopped poster for new film 'The Heat'.

The 59-year-old former supermodel was disgusted at the barely recognisable image of the 'Bridesmaids' actress and expressed concern about why her curvy figure has been so heavily altered.

She told Entertainment Tonight: ''I've been photoshopped before.

''I think it's kind of weird to do that with actors because obviously you can't photoshop a movie and you're going to be seeing the actors as they are in the movie.

''You get to know actors and you just love them the way they are.''

Melissa, 43, - who first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series 'Gilmore Girls' - has previously stated she is proud of her curvy body.

Expressing concern about perceptions in today's society, Christine added: ''Everything gives the message it's not okay to be old, it's not okay to be fat, it's not okay to have any imperfections.

''There's too many outlets that are ready to pounce and it's unfortunate that's what it seems to take to sell magazines.

''I wish that there was some way we could change that.''