Hollywood beauty Cameron Diaz has revealed that Rod Stewart's fluffy mullet was her early tonsorial inspiration.

She told the veteran singer she had modelled her hairdo on his crested style when they met on tonight's Graham Norton Show on BBC1

Diaz admitted: "The first ever haircut I had that I paid for myself, and that wasn't cut by mother in the kitchen, was a Rod Stewart cut."

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Cameron has said Rod's mullet inspired her teenage hair-do

"It was super short on top and long at the back," said the actress who this week attended the premiere of her new film Gambit.

And Stewart told Norton said he was never going to change his signature style.

"I won't, because it will never sit down," he said.

"Before I owned a hairdryer and there was hair lacquer, I used to make it stand up with warm water and sugar and wait for it to dry."