Gwyneth Paltrow was told her breasts looked liked ''two fried eggs'' by her grandfather.

The 40-year-old actress wanted to prepare the older members of her family for when she went topless in 1998 movie 'Shakespeare in Love', but her concerns just sparked ridicule.

She joked: ''In 'Shakespeare in Love' I had to take my shirt off and be naked and I was worried because my granddad was a very conservative person.

''So before he got in the cinema, I told him that I had to do it because it was a very important role for me and all that. And he just said, 'Don't worry, that will be like two eggs in a pan.' ''

Gwyneth won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in the movie, and she admits she has very little memory of her victorious evening because she got so drunk after tearfully accepting her statuette.

Speaking on Spanish TV show 'El Hormiguero', she said: ''When I won the Oscar I was really surprised, I can't explain it, I couldn't feel myself in my own body, it was unbelievable. I was just 26, I was too young. My parents where there for me, and they were so proud.

''At the party after winning the Oscar I saw the actresses who I was nominated with - I remember talking to Cate Blanchett. But nobody was upset or was unkind to me, although I was too drunk to notice anything.''

The blonde beauty - who has two children, Apple, eight, and Moses, six, with husband Chris Martin - was very close to her father Bruce Paltrow, who died of cancer in 2002, and revealed he took her to Paris for the first time when she was just 10 years old because he wanted to show how much he loved her.

She recalled: ''When I was 10, my dad took me to Paris while my mum was shooting in England, and my brother was with her.

''So there I was, in the Red Hotel, a super posh place, eating french fries. And when we were heading back to London, my dad told me, 'Do you know why it's just the two of us in Paris? Because I wanted you to be in Paris for the first time with a man who will love you forever.' ''