Emmy Rossum saved a hit-and-run victim.

The 'Beautiful Creatures' actress was reminded of how precious life is last weekend when she rescued an injured man after he had been knocked down by a car and left for dead.

Speaking to Esquire magazine, she said: ''Last weekend, I was pulling out of my house, and I saw a body in the road and blood everywhere. This guy had been hit by a car.

''I called 911 and stayed with him. You see how lucky you are to be alive. All the Hollywood bulls**t and accolades and money really doesn't matter. It just gives you a slightly nicer house and slightly nicer food and slightly shinier hair.''

The brunette beauty is also appreciative of her dog, Cinnamon, but she admits she wasn't initially pleased when she realised she was about to become a pet owner.

She explained: ''He was a present. I wanted a Rhodesian ridgeback. But I had a really s***ty boyfriend who gave him to me. And, of course, when a really cute dog shows up on your doorstep, you can't be like, Yeah, no. You're like, Oh, yay, puppy! Also. Never get your girlfriend a pet that she didn't know she was getting.''