Christina Ricci is "glad" women no longer have to wear girdles.
The actress is currently starring in TV series Pan Am. The show follows the pilots and flight attendants of a Pan American flight crew in the sixties.
Christina has to wear a girdle for the series in keeping with the authentic period look, which she isn't a fan of.
"It's very uncomfortable. I can't believe what these poor women had to go through to fit a certain image," She told the British edition of OK! magazine. "The airlines had girdle checks and make-up checks - I'm certainly glad those days are over!"
Luckily for Christina her character Maggie Ryan is a bit of a rebel and doesn't wear her girdle as much as the other characters. Christina sympathises with her co-stars Margot Robbie and Kelli Garner.
"My character is kind of a trouble maker and refuses to wear one often. She gets in trouble for it," she smiled. "So I don't wear them as much as the other girls, but we have to wear them a lot."
Christina is famed for her petite figure. However, the star admitted that she has had to be a little more careful with what she eats for her new role.
"I work out a regular basis anyway. I watch what I eat. Maybe I'm being a little bit more careful now!" she laughed.
The brunette beauty is a huge fan of fashion. Christina believes that clothes are a good way for people to express themselves.
"I am quite short, but I love clothes. I think fashion is a true extension of oneself," she revealed. "My moods are reflected in the clothes I wear. If I'm happy, I might pick out a colourful Yves Saint Laurent dress."
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