Movie beauty Penelope Cruz had to grow so much body hair for her role in a new movie, none of the cast or crew recognised her.

The Spanish actress plays a destitute nurse in Don't Move.

To make herself convincing, Cruz threw away her razors and allowed her arm-pit and leg hair to grow untamed - and she was shocked by the response.

The BLOW star says, "I wanted to see how people would look at me.

"Nobody recognised me.

"They are hiding that they are looking because they are embarrassed for you. I liked that experience."

25/02/2005 03:49