London: Hollywood star Sharon Stone has revealed she initially struggled to find acting work because "no one" thought she was sexy.

Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone. Pic/Santa Banta 

The 57-year-old star, who appeared alongside Michael Douglas in "Basic Instinct", said she finds it "funny" that she's assumed sex symbol status, reported Contactmusic.

"It's funny because for the first part of my career I couldn't get a job because no one thought I was sexy. People would call Chuck, my manager, and say, 'We can't hire her because she's not sexy,' because I always went around dressed like a bag lady.

"I wore all of these big, black clothes and these big glasses and all my books and stuff and people would be like, 'She's so not sexy'.

Then finally this woman, the photo editor for Playboy, I told her, 'No one thinks I'm sexy. This is so stupid.' And she was like, 'Hef (Hugh Hefner) wants to put you in the magazine'," she said.