Actress Mischa Barton was scared of men as a teenager

London: Actress Mischa Barton has revealed that as a teenager she used to be nervous around men.

"I hadn`t had sex ever. I was a virgin. I was a very late bloomer and I was terrified of men," a website quoted Barton as saying.

"I was in no rush to kiss a boy and I was in no rush to get a boyfriend because once you go down that road you don`t go back," she added.

But now the 24-year-old actress is happy and content in her relationship with 31-year-old Ali.

"He`s lovely and he`s a genius. He can do anything. He can do country, rock, whatever, but most of what he does has been electronica," she added.