Amanda Seyfried has said she never imagined herself becoming the face of a French fashion house.

The Les Miserables star, who began modelling when she was 11 years old, represents the luxury French brand Givenchy.

She told Glow magazine: "It's not something I would ever have imagined could happen to me... I never saw myself as somebody who could represent something so chic."

The Lovelace actress, 28, added: " You can wear a big overcoat and flat shoes, and still feel super-feminine, and that's so hard to pull off.

"[Givenchy] takes classic pieces and f***s them up in such a cool way... It's empowering," Mail Online quoted the US star as saying.

Amanda, who is dating actor Justin Long, is next set to appear alongside Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson in comedy western A Million Ways To Die In The West.