catherine zeta jonesCatherine Zeta-Jones has revealed that despite being the face of Elizabeth Arden cosmetics, she prefers homemade beauty products.

She explained recently: “I rub a mixture of honey and salt all over my body to moisturise and exfoliate. You wash it off and your skin is gorgeous.

“I [also] condition my hair with honey and beer. I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel for days afterwards but it’s very good for the hair.

“Also, I love to eat an apple after a meal, just to cleanse my teeth - they always look polished afterwards. [Strawberies work too] - the juice or pulp of strawberries contains malic acid which serves as an astringent and can lighten surface stains. Pineapples work the same way.”

But she added all the fruit and scrubs in the world don’t keep her looking perfect all of the time: “There are people who expect me to look the way I do on-screen, where I have a great director of photography and fantastic lighting.

“I’m sorry to disappoint people, but I don’t look like that all the time - no actress does.”