Mila Kunis says she is often compared to a "gay man in a woman's body".

The 'Black Swan' actress - who this week announced her split from actor Macaulay Culkin after eight years together - said she was brought up in a very liberal household and has always gravitated toward the gay community.

She told The Advocate magazine: "I grew up in West Hollywood, in the heart of the gay community, so I've always been attuned with the gays. I've often been told I'm a gay man in a woman's body. I'm a massive "fairy princess," as I like to call it."

While she grew up liberal, the 27-year-old said she was always sure of her own sexuality and never had The Urge to experiment.

She said: "There was no need to experiment because I knew what I wanted. I was a very late bloomer, so it took me a long time to become comfortable with who I was, physically and sexually, but once I did, I knew what I liked. All my friends were experimenting around me, though.

"I actually live vicariously through the characters I play. I love that I get to live all these different little lives."

'Black Swan', which features Mila and Natalie Portman is released from January 20 in Europe.