Ask anyone who Emily Ratajkowski is, and most will say model, some will say actress, and a solid portion will say the girl from the Blurred Lines film clip.
It is an unfortunate, but perhaps inevitable, result of the way in which Ratajkowski quite literally burst onto our radar. One minute the-then 22-year-old was largely anonymous; the next, dancing nearly naked on the most-viewed film clip of 2013.
Since that now infamous clip, Ratajkowski has worked hard at ensuring her voice is as loud and articulate as her looks well-known.
And in her time trying to crack into Hollywood, her status as a sex symbol — Ratajkowski has topped many-a-sexiest-woman list — has been a hindrance as much as a help.
In an interview with Fairfax released on Sunday, Ratajkowski recognises the downsides of having a reputation as a “sexy” actress.
“It’s an interesting paradox. If you’re a sexy actress it’s hard to get serious roles. You get offered the same thing that they’ve seen you in,” she tells Fairfax.
“People are like sheep and they’re like, ‘Oh, that’s what she does well.’ What’s so dumb is that women are 50 per cent of the population and they want to spend money to see movies where they’re portrayed as three-dimensional characters.” (Post continues after gallery.)