The 47-year-old beauty was just 14 when she started modelling and despite her young age, she felt pressured to strip off and admitted it's still a common expectation in the industry today.
"There were many shoots in the early days where I felt terribly uncomfortable. I think everyone understands the lifespan of a model, and the fact you will be starting young," she tells Reader's Digest magazine.
"That was the case with me, but even so there were some photographers who wouldn’t agree to shoot you unless there was a nude element. That was very common then and still is now. For a very young woman that could be incredibly intimidating," she adds.
Kate also hit out at the "awful" 'heroin chic' label she was tagged with thanks to her slender frame and pale skin.
She says, "In the early days I became linked with the phrase 'heroin chic', which I always thought was awful. There is no positive interpretation of that and I certainly never felt one. At the end of the day I was always thin and small and no amount of eating would put weight on me."
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