Zoe Saldana got married when she ''lost the fear of being alone''.

The 'Avatar' star - who tied the knot with artist, Marco Perago last year - has admitted being single for brief period of time before the pair met allowed her to calm her fears of being on her own.

She told Fashion magazine: ''I was finally able to spend time without being in a relationship and even though, it was a short period of time, it was beautiful.

''Where I lost that fear of being alone. It was bliss.

She added: ''I met my partner when I was in really a beautiful place in my life. When you are desired and you desire, so many things in your life start to make sense.''

Zoe, 36 - who was with entrepreneur, Keith Britton, for 11 years until November 2011 and later dated actor Bradley Cooper until January 2013 - also bonded with Marco over their shared love of art.

She said: ''We both feel we are artists in our core. One moment you're up; the next moment you're down. It all depends. You can sell a collection; you might not sell the next collection. It's like an actor - you get cast or you don't.''