Old-looking actress Natasha Mcelhone

LOS ANGELES: Natasha McElhone claims she has always looked ''old'' but likes it as it stops her having to worry about her appearance.

Natasha McElhone is glad she's always looked "old" because it means there's less pressure on her to maintain her appearance.

The 'Californication' actress doesn't feel the need to use Botox or have cosmetic surgery as she has never been asked to play youthful roles.

The 38-year-old star said: "I've always looked old for my age. I've never been a girly girl. It must be hard if you are the sort of the impy, cute, cheeky girlfriend type, but that has never been me. I've always played women."

British-born Natasha also says she enjoys living part of her time in Los Angeles because there are so many other British stars over there.

She said: "There is quite a swell of British actors. I don't know why. Maybe it's because there's less work here. But it's great. You bump into each other.

"I am one of those people who goes to a place and sees the stuff that is bright and sparkly. Hollywood has been fantastic to me. I wouldn't be working as an actress if it wasn't for Hollywood."