Last Updated on 14th August 2009

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Audrey Tautou prefers reading to cosmetic surgery.

The ‘Coco Before Chanel’ actress has no intention of going under the knife, maintaining she is happy to grow old gracefully.

She said: “I’d rather read a book than get Botox.

The 33-year-old actress refuses to call herself a natural beauty, but admits she is too lazy to become obsessed with her appearance.

She explained: “I don’t think of myself as a beautiful! But I think you feel beautiful when you accept yourself exactly as you are, imperfections and all.

“Being a bit of a tomboy, I do my own make-up really quickly and don’t obsess over products. I only use body lotion about once a year. I’m terrible!

Despite her relaxed attitude towards cosmetics, Audrey , who is the spokeswoman for Chanel no. 5 fragrance , can’t leave her house unless she has spritzed on some scent.

She revealed to Britain’s Cosmopolitan magazine: “Perfume means much more than make-up or clothes. You wear perfume like a secret that you only share with someone you get close to, like a kiss. I love being enveloped in scent.

“I couldn’t love a man who doesn’t love Chanel No. 5! It would be hopeless.

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