Leslie Ash says modelling days are behind her as she was never treated well

Leslie Ash revealed she wouldn't like to open the door up for modelling again as she looked back on her career.

The model-turned-actress has an impressive CV and after being educated at the independent Italia Conti Academy stage school, and then started a career as a fashion model.

Leslie, now 63, appeared on the cover of a number of teenager magazines, including Pink, and Jackie, and was even photographed by industry icon David Bailey.

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When asked if she'd ever want to model again in the future, Leslie exclusively said: "No, no, it's too much. No, no, I don't think I would enjoy it now. I always say never say never but, no, that was quite tough.

"There was a lot of traveling. A lot of traveling. And, you know, models in those days didn't get treated that well. I mean, we didn't get treated that badly either, but…"

She continued: "It was good to learn some skills actually of you know, how to work with the camera. I've

worked with some fantastic photographers, even David Bailey I worked with.

"I've been very lucky working with people. And you just shut up and listen to what they've got to say. And you'll learn."

However, Leslie did announce that she would love to do more acting in the future and eyes up a Netflix role.

The actress confessed: "I'd love to do something like Bridgeton. Oh gosh, I love all the costumes and everything like that.

"I just love it. And with acting, it keeps your brain active when you have to learn lines."

Leslie spoke to the Daily Star as she promoted this year's Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

2023 marks 30 years of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with headline sponsor Standard Life, part of Phoenix Group, following the inaugural event in the 90s – and the charity is celebrating its history with a little help from a selection of much-loved 90s stars including Leslie.

Leslie added: "The thing is that there are so many different places you could do it, and you don't have to run, you can walk, you can hop, you can walk your dog, you can chat with your mate, but just get involved. It's just such for such a brilliant cause."

Sign up for this year's Race for Life here.

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