She is one of the most recognisable faces in show business and fashion.
Yet Victoria Beckham has candidly spoken out about how it has taken her years to come to terms with her looks and to have the ability to accept her ‘imperfections’.
Despite her claim, the fashion designer, 45, admitted during an honest interview with Harper’s Bazaar that she still doesn’t consider herself to be ‘beautiful’.
She revealed: ‘Do I think of myself as beautiful? No, absolutely not. But I make the best of what I have. I see my imperfections and flaws and I smile: it’s who I am and I’m not going to try to change that.
‘It’s taken me a long, long time to recognise that by 45 years old, actually I’m all right.’
Alongside the interview, Victoria also posed for a series of fashionable shots as she channelled the sixties with some eye-catching looks from her current collection.
For one arty shot, where the fashion mogul donned a skirt suit and chic high-necked blouse, Victoria was joined by her spaniel Olive.
Following reports that she has been forced to make dramatic cuts after her eponymous fashion label plunged £36million in debt, Victoria also touched on the hard work and struggles of maintaining her business empire.
The former Spice Girl said: ‘I learnt an enormous amount being very young and very, very famous. You realise it’s much more difficult to maintain success than it is to actually achieve it – and it’s not as glamorous as people would think.’
Victoria went on to discuss the efforts that go into making her brand a success, as she reveals she would never produce clothing just for the sake of it.
The mother-of-four divulged: ‘I was really focusing on the brand, looking at its DNA and at my community, being true to who I am and what my strengths are.
‘I see those as beautiful clothes, great silhouettes, strange colours that you wouldn’t typically put together that are almost so wrong they’re right.
‘It’s about presenting clothes that are elevated enough for the catwalk but that people are actually going to wear; it’s never about showing fashion for the sake of showing fashion.’
As well as chatting about her business empire, Victoria also mentioned her personal life, at home with her husband David, 44, and their four children, Brooklyn, 20, Romeo, 17, Cruz, 14 and Harper, eight.
Despite their affluent lifestyle, Victoria insisted that her and David are very hands-on at home and they both take it in turns to run their kids to school.
She added: ‘I’m up early working out but one of us will do the school run and we always try to be home by dinnertime. We’re very strict about that when we’re in London – at 6pm we are all together, eating dinner, talking about our days.’
Victoria first rose to prominence as one firth of nineties girl band the Spice Girls and she claimed she is still so proud of everything they conquered.
Detailing her time in the band, she said: ‘It was about making people embrace who they are, being happy with who they are, being the best version of themselves and for that to be celebrated.
‘And the fact that it was OK to be a little bit different – why conform, you know?’