Liz Hurley looked ‘frightening’ when she was 18

Updated: Nov 15, 2011, 17:00 PM IST

Washington: Elizabeth Hurley has revealed that she looked ‘frightening’ when she was 18.

The actress-and-model went through a rebellious stage in her late teens and got a nose ring and had spiky pink hair and believes that it is because of this appearance that she was safe walking the streets, even in the roughest parts of London.

“I moved to London when I was 18 and stayed in a hideous bedsit in Finsbury Park. I did not know it was a dodgy area at the time. Besides, I probably looked so frightening myself, no one came near me,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling the Sun.

Hurley, who is now engaged to cricketer Shane Warne, believes that the rebellious stage has made her even more confident in later life.

“I am sure that everyone does these silly, rebellious things from time to time. It was just mine had gone on a little too long,” she said.

It was probably good for me. I have not worried too much about fitting in ever since,” she added.