Quirky singer Paloma Faith was rarely impressed with artists' impressions of her on canvas when she worked as a nude model - because they always made her look really big.

The Picking up the Pieces star was a "painter's muse" before her singing career took off and she admits she spent up to four hours a day naked in front of strangers.

She doesn't regret the odd career choice, but she often wished the art pieces she inspired were more flattering.

She explains, "It was very tasteful but they always paint you a lot bigger than you actually are because artists like to indulge in the beauty of the flesh... and you come out being like, 'Ooh, I didn't think I was that big'."

It wasn't Faith's only odd job - she also served as a magician's assistant.

She tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood Live adds, "I've been levitated, cut up, disappeared, appeared... I spent six hours once in a box with a rabbit. I was like, 'So, have you been doing this long?'"