CLOSER beauty Natalie Portman is constantly required to show identification to prove her age, despite her world-famous looks.

The 23-year-old actress admits her youthful image can be a blessing, but it's a hindrance when it comes to ordering an alcoholic beverage at a British bar.

She says, "Physically I haven't changed since I was 13.

"I can use my young looks to my advantage sometimes - but never in British pubs.

"I always get asked for ID when I order a drink, even though I'm five years over the legal British drinking age."

24/04/2005 14:15