12:09am Saturday 25th February 2012
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Kimberley Nixon says she can't get over her sexy status.
The Fresh Meat and Cranford actress was last year officially declared Wales' sexiest woman.
But she said: "I'm a tomboy and quite clumsy so I'm more like the anti-sexy icon."
Kimberley, who was the only girl in a household of seven children, said: "Growing up we used to watch a lot of Indiana Jones and Star Wars, and wear hand-me-down jeans and jumpers. I wasn't really one for dresses".
One of Kimberley's first acting roles involved taking her clothes off in the movie Easy Virtue - but she was saved from embarrassment by her co-star Jessica Biel.
She recalled: "It felt so busy in there, it was like the catering department had come in to watch."
But when Jessica arrived, she said to her, "You did ask for a closed set?"
Kimberley recalled: "I said, 'What's that?' and she said, 'Oh honey!' and just walked off and got most of the people kicked out."
:: The second episode of three-part series Kidnap And Ransom, starring Kimberley Nixon, is on ITV1 on Thursday, March 1.
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