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JANE BIRKIN, model and actress who rose to fame in the 1960s, has spoken candidly about her insecurities, admitting to sleeping with an eyeliner under her pillow in a bid to hide her "piggy eyes" from her husband.

PUBLISHED: 15:10, Thu, Sep 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:10, Thu, Sep 3, 2020

Jane Birkin, who married her first husband John Barry at the age of 18, admitted she never felt attractive and hid behind a "mask of make up for years". The 73-year-old 60s icon has now spoken about her earlier years in the entertainment industry.

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Jane revealed that as a teenager she felt "dowdy" and never "beautiful".

The singer discussed her first marriage to composer John and her attempt to hide her natural .

"By the time I got married to composer John Barry at age 18 I was just a painted face, hiding behind a mask of make-up," Jane said.

"I suppose I fitted into the 1960s 'English pretty' look at the time."

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Jane Birkin slept with eyeliner to hide 'piggy eyes' from husbandJane Birkin slept with eyeliner to hide 'piggy eyes' from husband (Image: GETTY)

Jane Birkin pictured alongside her first husband John BarryJane Birkin pictured alongside her first husband John Barry (Image: GETTY)

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She continued: "I wasn't as beautiful as Jean Shrimpton, who was my icon, but the of the time helped, with very short miniskirts and blonde haircuts with a fringe.

"Throughout my marriage to John, I used to sleep with an eye pencil under my pillow."

The model added: "If he woke up in the night, I could put it on, so he wouldn't think I had tiny, piggy eyes.

"There was such insecurity, it was quite crazy - I spent most of my time trying to look like a tableau."

Jane Birkin revealed she felt secure and beautiful with partner Serge GainsbourgJane Birkin revealed she felt secure and beautiful with partner Serge Gainsbourg (Image: GETTY)

Jane made the candid admission in Elle

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