Kate Bosworth credits her passion for horses with landing her a Hollywood career.

The Wonderland beauty was just 14 when film bosses picked the keen jockey for a cameo role in 1998 movie The Horse Whisperer.

And although her appearance in the movie lasted just five minutes, complications over her scene meant she had time to pick up acting tips from stars Robert Redford and a young Scarlett Johansson.

Speaking of her early death in the film, Bosworth says, "That film actually took two months to film.

"I didn't know what I was doing! I got the role because I love horses and I entered that world on a whim. Scarlett was a sort of veteran."

16/11/2004 13:58