Keira Knightley has said she would prefer if images of her were not altered digitally as she feels it is better if everyone is seen as they really are.

Speaking to The Times, the star said: "I've had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it's paparazzi photographers or for film posters."

For a recent photo shoot for Interview magazine, Knightley refused to pose topless until she had assurances that her body would not be altered digitally after the fact. 

"That was one of the ones where I said, 'OK, I'm fine doing the topless shot so long as you don't make them any bigger or retouch. Because it does feel important to say it really doesn't matter what shape you are," Knightley said.

She added: "I think women's bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame. Our society is so photographic now; it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape."