RAMBO star Julie Benz is pleased her ice skating career was cut short after a devastating injury - because it allowed her to fulfill her dreams of becoming an actress.
The 36-year-old was a promising ice skater as a child, but she was forced out of the sport at the age of 14 after she was injured.
But Benz believes the accident was a blessing in disguise.
She explains, "No, I was happy. I was going to retire from figure skating anyway so when I got a stress fracture it wasn't like I'd been struck down.
"It's a tough sport and I'd been doing it for seven days a week since the age of three, so I was ready to give it up."