Former X-FILES star Gillian Anderson has vowed never to star in a scary movie - after developing a fear of horror.

Despite tackling aliens and supernatural criminals during her nine years as FBI Special Agent DANA SCULLY, Anderson has become squeamish in her old age.

The 37-year-old says, "In the past five months I've passed out three times while watching violent movies.

"I was watching Million Dollar Baby and saw a split second of the manager readjusting Hilary Swank's nose after it was broken in the ring and I was out - my husband had to carry me out of the cinema."