The 26-year-old beauty - who is rumoured to be dating Johnny Depp - admits she loves watching old films because of the traditional views on courtship and can become "transfixed" while viewing them.
She said: "I like Lauren Bacall and Rita Hayworth in 40s film, which my mother used to watch at home. I can sit in front of the TV and watch an old romantic film and be transfixed.
"I am just like any other girl, a sucker for romance."
Openly bisexual Amber - who first met Johnny on the set of `The Rum Diary` while he was still with partner Vanessa Paradis - had an unusual upbringing in a liberal area of Texas, and thinks her mother Paige knew from an early age she was different from other children.
She added to The Sun newspaper: "I think my mother realised she had a somewhat unusual daughter pretty early on. I went to a Catholic school but did not really fit in. I also had an obsession with cars.
"Yet at the same time I was feminine and girly. I was still a bit of a bad-ass though! You wouldn`t find me at the school prom, that`s for sure. My mom allowed me time and space to become my own person, which is key when you are growing up."