Kelly Brook uses her body ''as a business''.

The 35-year-old model-and-actress thinks it is an ''art form'' to ''exploit'' her curvy figure in such a way as to appeal to as many people as possible.

She said: ''You have to use whatever tools you've got.

''You have to run it like a business, I've got the body so this what I can do.

''And it's an art form in itself to exploit that on many different platforms, in ways that appeal to many different kinds of people.

''I feel like I can appeal to men in FHM but then I can appeal to women in Red and then middle America when I'm on my show ['One Big Happy] making people laugh.''

Kelly tries not to worry too much about her famous figure, so long as it is ''functional'' and can stand up to the physical elements she puts herself through.

She told Red magazine: ''I've always appreciated that I'm in proportion, no matter whether I'm heavier or lighter.

''And I've always viewed my body as functional. Ever since I was 11 years old at dance school, so long as I could do pirouettes and the splits and I could finish a three-minute dance routine and my cardio level was good, then I was happy with my body.''