Actress Margot Robbie has said she grew up "feeling very unattractive" and is glad her role in The Wolf of Wall Street was a "glamorous" one.

When asked about being described as one of Hollywood's most beautiful stars, the 24-year-old told OK! Magazine: "I take it as a huge compliment, but I grew up feeling very unattractive."

She continued: "As a teenager, I was gangly and had braces and glasses.

"I was lucky that I had a pretty glamorous role in The Wolf of Wall Street and that was how most people saw me for the first time."

Robbie added: "I won't take parts where the female character has no substance. Even Naomi [in The Wolf of Wall Street], there was a lot more to her than appeared in the script when I first read it, and Marty [Scorsese] and Leo [DiCaprio] were very supportive of making her as strong as possible."