London: Actress Tilda Swinton says she used to be a professional gambler and used to win a lot of money betting on horses.
The 54-year-old 'Grand Budapest Hotel' star says she made a lot of money from betting on horses before she found fame, reported Contactmusic.
"When I lived in London, there were a couple of years when I didn't really earn money doing anything else. I mean, I did other things, like I made work, and I was working with Derek Jarman at the time, but the way I made money was putting money on horses," Swinton said.
"My grandfather had an old gardener called Bert Matheson, and he taught me how to pick winners, and it kind of works! It's very strange. I mean, it doesn't always work, of course. It's got something to do with the form, and there's a certain amount of knowledge about particular horses, but it really is not that. It's to do with, um, just looking at the horses in the ring and asking whether they're gonna win or not! Basically, I mean," she added.