JessicaAlba was teased at school because the machine she used to treat her asthma was so loud.
The actress has suffered from the illness, which affects breathing, since she was a child. Although she refused to let it impair her quality of life, the 29-year-old admits it did mean she was treated different by her schoolmates.
"I would have asthma attacks, and I would have a breathing machine that was really loud. And when I would play sports, I would be on the sidelines with my breathing machine," she said. "It wouldn`t deter me from playing sports, but I got made fun of."
Jessica has previously admitted struggling to make friends because of her home life. She moved around a lot due to her father`s job, which meant she found putting down roots hard.
The star has two-year-old daughter Honor with her husband Cash Warren, and her experiences as a child have made her more determined to raise Honor to be accepting.
"I was picked on a lot. I was different. My dad was in the military, so we moved a lot, and I was always the new kid. I had a bunch of illnesses, so I would have to take off from school for weeks at a time to be in hospital. So the kids just thought I was weird," she told American magazine Genlux.
"Treat others how you want to be treated- with the understanding that everyone is a human being trying to do the best they can."