BEING forced to go topless on a Sussex beach turned Kate Moss into a supermodel, a new book has revealed.

The star has told how she was reluctant to pose topless on Camber Sands on a freezing day in 1990 for the pictures which went on to make her a household name.

Moss described the iconic shoot that put her in Face magazine.

She said: “They were like, ‘If you don’t do it, we’re not going to book you again.’ So I’d lock myself in the toilet and cry and then come out and do it.

“That picture of me running down the beach made the hairdresser – the only man on the shoot – turn his back.

“I see a 16-year-old now and to ask her to take her clothes off would feel really weird.”

Maureen Callahan’s book Champagne Supernovas tells the story of 1990s fashion and a trio of the big names from the period.