Diane Kruger has revealed that she prefers acting to modelling.

The 'Inglourious Basterds' star said that she wishes people could see her soul as much in photographs as they do in her films.

In an interview with The Guardian newspaper she said: "I don't feel photographers really want to see me. They want to see what's in style that month. I'd love to see a photo which captures what I'm about.

"I wish people would see my soul in pictures. You see it in the movies. Because then I'm stripped naked. It's raw. And it's so liberating."

The model-turned-actress said that she was happy to give up her modelling career.

"I was so over the photoshoots, constantly being prodded at and paraded.

"With modelling, you pose. You want to look your best all the time. With acting, you have to be aware of the camera, but the more you show your imperfections, the better you're going to be."