The Wolf of Wall Street star, who is a vegetarian and animal rights campaigner, has revealed she and her husband, composer Stephen Barlow, allow the sly animals into their house and regularly offer them food.

She tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "As I love animals, and I'm a vegetarian, and I don't like things being killed, I like to feed the foxes. Foxes live in London, they're not going to eat chickens here because there aren't any. They lived here before (us) and they are feral creatures. If we don't feed them they get mange and die and that's not fair.

"We have several that come around. I try not to name them but they live under the shed at the back of the garden. They walk on the walls and are completely charming.

"When my husband leaves the music room door open they come in and sit on the sofa. One came in while he was practicing. Like a little dog, she just sat there and listening to him playing."

However, a pest control expert has warned the actress she risks receiving a nasty bite if she continues trying to befriend the wild animals.

Tom Keightley, from The Pest Company, tells the publication, "If you invite a predator to the food table at some point you are going to get bitten... When people feed them the foxes have all the food they need so feel secure and shelter in the gardens where they can breed. If there are five cubs this year sheltering under a shed, there could be as many as 11 or 12 before too long."