LORD OF THE RINGS star Orlando Bloom wasn't always the gentleman fans see him as today - he was once spanked for looking up little girls' school skirts when he was a youngster.

The British actor, currently dating Kate Bosworth, admits that he developed an eye for the opposite sex at an early age - and he enjoyed ogling their nether regions.

He says, "When I was about eight or nine, I was lifting up girls' skirts. I thought it was quite fun, but I was young. I remember because (I got spanked)."