BEYONCE KNOWLES' sister Solange owes her movie look to her new on-screen mum Vanessa Williams, after the soul star helped cure her acne.

The newlywed was shooting THE JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION in the Californian desert when the skin problems she thought she'd avoided as a teenager turned her face into a mess.

But the 17-year-old discovered having a co-star who is the spokesperson for cleanser PROACTIV ACNE SOLUTIONS was a major plus.

She says, "We did a lot of stuff in the desert and I just went crazy. Proactiv saved my life.

"Vanessa is the spokesperson so she gave me it and I learned that my mom swears by it."

06/04/2004 09:32