Emily Ratajkowski never wanted to be famous.

The 28-year-old model-and-actress has ''capitalised'' on her stunning looks in order to ''survive'' and gain stability, but she wasn't expecting to become a household name and insisted it wasn't something she actively courted.

She said: ''I think, for me, the way I use my image and as a model and capitalise off of it has been very much about survival, rather than a representation of who I am.

''Modelling was an amazing way to make money and gain stability; fame came with that and it was a bizarre thing.

''Fame wasn't something I had really expected or really wanted - although deep down probably every 20 year old girl wants to be famous a little bit.

The 'I Feel Pretty' actress can understand why people have made assumptions about her because of her looks because she's done the same with other stunning stars.

She told GQ magazine's Heroes issue: ''I realised I had made assumptions about Demi Moore too. I definitely wrote her off a little bit, as an actress, because she was so sexy, because she had that body.

''And I'm Em Rata, so that's seriously ironic. It just goes to show how deeply internalised misogyny is.''

Emily - who is married to Sebastian Bear-McClard - is proud she has retained control of how much of her personal life she reveals and insisted fans don't really know the real her.

She said: ''I feel really good about the fact that everything I've ever put out has been highly curated. What you see online is not my whole life.

''I think that sometimes people think they know everything about me. 'Oh, we know all about your dog.' or 'We see your husband...'

''But that's not really who I am. It's a magazine or it's an editorial, you know? I'm proud of the fact that I protected myself and did the work of privately figuring out who the f**k I am.''

Read the full feature in the June issue of GQ , which is available via digital download and on newsstands now.

Visit https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/emily-ratajkowski-interview-2020.