Teen actress Keira Knightley lost several hundred pounds (dollars) when she ruined her rented Irish home with blue paint.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL star rented a flat in Dublin as she filmed blockbuster King Arthur in County Wicklow and County Wildare.

For her role as warrior queen GUINEVERE, Knightley is covered in blue war paint - which the beauty found difficult to remove.

Knightley says, "I was in the shower getting the blue paint off, leapt out as it went cold, ran to see if I could get the boiler working and I left blue footprints all over the place.

"I was up all night scrubbing the floor, but it just wouldn't come off. I didn't get my deposit back."

07/07/2004 13:45