Super-slim actress Keira Knightley was so keen to squeeze herself into a figure-hugging corset for her role in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - she almost fainted on the set.

The BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM star boasts she managed to squeeze her waist to 48 centimetres (19 inches) - but it almost killed her.

The British movie star says, "I kind of enjoyed it. It's the only thing that's going to give me cleavage.

"But I almost fainted - all that oxygen deprivation started making me turn blue and it wasn't all that attractive."

08/07/2003 09:36