Published: 14:06 EST, 18 December 2017 | Updated: 14:07 EST, 18 December 2017
Ruby Rose has praised the increasing acceptance of different gender identities in today's society.
Rose herself identifies as 'gender fluid' – neither a man or a woman – and told Self magazine that the world was improving for those like her.
The 31-year-old explained: 'When I was really young, my own understanding was that you had to be either a boy or a girl and I didn't feel like I fit the mold of a girl.'
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The Orange Is The New Black star credited celebrities including Annie Lennox, David Bowie, Prince, and Madonna with helping her to understand and accept her own gender identity.
She also talked about her celeb crush, saying of model sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid: 'they're so stupidly beautiful and so stupidly nice.'
Former model Rose found fame as a TV personality in her native Australia before moving to the U.S. in 2011.
After struggling to secure acting roles she made a five-minute short-film, Break Free, which went viral on Youtube and helped land her breakout role on OITNB.
Former model: The Orange Is The New Black star credited celebrities including Annie Lennox, David Bowie, Prince, and Madonna with helping her to understand her own gender identity
'It was a really beautiful moment and serendipitous timing that you just really trust in the universe that things sort of happen when they’re meant to,' she said.
She now hopes to be seen as a role model.
'I definitely always keep in mind that what I do is going to influence other people, young or old, whatever, I want to make sure that the person they look up to is the same person that they looked up to in the beginning,' said Rose.
Bad habit: The interview also addresses Rose's smoking habit, with the actress explaining she hated that she did it
The interview also addresses the Pitch Perfect 3 star's addiction to smoking, with the actress explaining she hated that she did it.
'I hate the smell of it, I hate the fact that I do it, I hate everything about it,' she said.
'I would never ever smoke in a place that I knew I’d be photographed, because I’d never want the fans to see that and think that I thought smoking was cool because I don't think it’s cool.'