Jessica Alba says she is a "warrior", not a sex symbol
The 29-year-old actress is frequently voted one of Hollywood`s sexiest women, but doesn`t think of herself as attractive. Instead, Jessica sees "strength" when she looks at herself in the mirror because it makes her think back to all the injuries she has sustained while shooting movies.
"I see myself more of a warrior than a sex symbol," she explained. "There isn`t a single part of my body that hasn`t been bloodied or bruised. I`ve broken ribs on stunts, fallen off bikes - you name it!"
Jessica`s latest film The Killer Insider Me is no exception. The movie features a brutal assault, where Jessica`s character is badly beaten by Casey Affleck`s character.
The star didn`t like portraying a victim because she has worked so hard to stop herself being one in real life. Jessica was bullied as a child, and says it has made her into the strong woman she is today.
"I`m tough now because as a kid I never fought back," she explained to British newspaper The Daily Mirror. "I didn`t want to lower myself to the level of the bullies.
"I started to really blossom into my looks when I was about 14 or 15, but I actually felt embarrassed about being pretty. My physical strength became my hard shell."