SIDEWAYS star Sandra Oh decided to ditch her ANNIE LENNOX-inspired look when she was at high school, after her fellow students mistook her for a boy.

The 34-year-old actress admits that, when she was growing through adolescence in her native Canada, her fashion tastes left a lot to be desired.

She says, "I was a typical drama freak who needed to express herself.

"My favourite outfit was bright orange palazzo pants that I'd wear with this beat-up tuxedo jacket. And I'd have my hair up with a giant bow.

"I went through an Annie Lennox period in high school. My hair was really short. I started getting a complex because everyone thought I was a boy."

10/06/2005 14:00