She bedded James Bond in Quantum of Solace, wore the shortest of shorts in Tamara Drewe and had graphic nude scenes in The Disappearance of Alice Creed.
But in her latest film, Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, 27-year-old Gemma Arterton gets to keep her clothes on.
"One of the biggest draws for me to do this movie was there's no sex in it," she told me. “Gretel’s a sexual creature but she’s not having sex with anybody which is a change for me because usually in my films I’m sleeping with somebody. But in this one I could just be a chick.”
Gemma, who was brought up on a council estate in Gravesend, Kent, does, however, get to wear tight leather pants which were sometimes more revealing than they should have been.
“The leather pants were great but not the most flexible things to fight in so there were moments of split-pantage," she said.