January Jones could have been an "actress, a superhero or a stripper".

The 'Mad Men' star explained despite many people thinking she made up her name to become famous, her mother got her unusual moniker from a book.

She explained: "My mum had read 'Once Is Not Enough' by Jacqueline Susann and she and my dad liked how January sounded with Jones. People think that I changed my name to be an actress but my sisters have unusual names too.

"I also found out recently that there was an old singer named January Jones. With this name I could only have been an actress, a superhero or a stripper."

The blonde beauty admitted she can be "unattractive" because of her inability to think before she speaks.

January added to Live magazine: "I've probably been unattractive to some men because I say what I feel and what I think. I don't have a mechanism in my head that prevents me from saying what I think. I come from a family of very outspoken women.

"I can't imagine living in a time when you couldn't express what you felt."