Halle Berry has admitted that she was told by James Bond bosses to ''be sexier'' while filming her classic scene in 2002's Die Another Day.

Speaking to Total Film, the 46-year-old actress, who was pictured emerging from the water in an orange bikini for a classic scene in 2002' s Die Another Day, was urged to up her sex appeal for the shots.

Speaking to Total Film, Berry said: ''The sea was freezing! I had to do it quite a few times too. I went in the water and I went out the water. Then I had to walk up the beach in a 'certain way'.

''They kept saying, 'Can you be sexier?', and I was like shouting back at them, 'this is all the sexy I got! I'm gonna get hip dysplasia if I try and make it any sexier!' ''

When asked whether she thought she would be a Bond girl when she was growing up, she explained: ''My mother thought the Bond films were too adult for me to watch when I was growing up, so I never really had a chance to think about it.

''It was only as I got older I became aware of Bond.''