She may sometimes look like it, but Keira Knightley is not one of those starlets who starves themselves for a stick thin body.
Keira's stick thin body is natural, and according to the star, a result of her job.
Rumors have been circulating for months about the 22-year-old star's health, with many pointing their finger at the lanky actress and accusing her of suffering from anorexia. However, Keira continues to deny that she has any sort of eating disorder.
She told British Elle magazine, "It appeared that I was promoting something when I absolutely was not. I am thin because that's what I am, and I was thinner at that point because of the work I do. Nothing else."
When Keira appeared at a film premiere wearing a gold, backless Gucci dress, cynics went crazy, declaring that the slim star was under eating.
But Keira can explain herself. She continued, "I had lost weight. We were filming in searing temperatures and shooting fight scenes in which you were wearing a wetsuit underneath a load of corsets, fighting with heavy weights in the water. Can you imagine a more advanced cardio workout than that done hour after hour?"
So what is sexy to Keira? While Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba are winning polls all over the world for their sexy curves, it is heavy-set Beth Ditto who excites Keira.
She said of "The Gossip" front woman, "When she was performing she started taking all her clothes off. I stood there watching her strip, thinking, 'Oh my God, that woman is so sexy.'"
The focus on the "Pirates Of The Caribbean" star's weight has led her to appreciate her body.
Keira said, "I wish I had longer legs, but I haven't."
She added, "Ironically, I'm learning to become more happy with myself as a result of all this."
Other stars like Nicole Richie and Kate Bosworth have also begun to gain some much needed weight, signaling that the 'size zero' phase in Hollywood could be ending.