The 36-year-old actress - who is currently expecting her first child with actor Jeremy Gilley - has revealed she finds the sexy activity "liberating".
She said: "I`ve always been the last one to get up on the dancefloor or at a party. I`m just too self-conscious. Then I had to learnpole dancing for my role in 2006`s `Cashback` and I found it completely liberating."
Emilia insists pole dancing lessons have helped her feel confident about her body.
The screen beauty said: "It taught me how to feel confident about my body so that dancing came naturally. I wouldn`t encourage any woman to get involved in the sex trade, but I`d highly recommend they try pole dancing or striptease for their own amusement, and that of their partner."
However, Emilia also has a quiet side. The `Pride and Prejudice` star said she loves nothing more than to work in her garden and uses it to escape from her hectic career.
She said: "There are few things in life that make me as excited as growing sweet peas or watching my roses bloom. When something I`ve grown has turned out perfectly, it`s my equivalent of playing a gig at Wembley Stadium or winning a Wimbledon tennis final. My garden is an escape from the world of acting and socialising."