FAME FILES: The Return Of The Casting Couch: Directors' Odd Requests

Calls for 'busty lab workers', 'sexy nuns' and actresses who are 'slim with teardrop breasts' might sound distinctly 1970s in tone but, incredibly, they don't come from vintage ads.

Instead they're just some of the sexist requests that flood casting sites every day, according to the actress behind a blog named Casting Call Woe.

Speaking to the Telegraph, the blogger, who has chosen to remain anonymous and goes by the moniker 'Miss L', revealed that the seedy side of acting is still with us and shows no sign of going away.