Teen actress Keira Knightley's dreams of becoming a model were crushed after the beauty was told she was too fat.

The LOVE ACTUALLY star, 19, was approached by a modelling scout when she was just 14, and was shocked to be told she was too chubby.

Knightley recalls, "When I was 14, a model scout came up to me in a shop, took a photo and asked my dress size.

"I was a size 10 (US size 6) and they said, 'Sorry, too big.'"

Knightley is now the face of ASPREY JEWELLERS.

25/05/2004 02:06