What a drag ... ten smoking hot female stars who can’t resist the cigs

STARS light up Hollywood – as they enjoy a cheeky puff on a cigarette.

Cheryl Cole is the latest celeb to have been snapped enjoying a ciggie in a club as she celebrated her birthday on Sunday.

The 30-year-old Geordie was seen dancing and puffing on a cigarette in Las Vegas where lighting up is still legal in nightspots not serving food.

But the former Girls Aloud star is not the only female star you may not have expected to smoke.

Here we take a look at ten other female stars who've lit up ...

Keira Knightley

She’s been known for having a smouldering cigarette between her lips on set — but who knew the stunning actress was partial to a puff off-screen too?

The 28-year-old English rose was caught puffing on an unsightly brown cigar as she strolled the streets with a guitar slung across her shoulder.

It looks like she’s taken a leaf out of rock star hubbie James Righton’s book.

Jessica Alba

She may be a clean-cut star, but this mum-of-two is frequently spotted enjoying the filthy habit.

The Sin City actress reportedly turned to cigarettes to ditch her pregnancy weight after giving birth to daughter Haven in 2011.

A source close to the star said: “She’s been chain smoking lately to keep her appetite at bay. Jessica struggled with an eating disorder in her teens and when she’s under pressure to look good for a part, she can slip back into extreme behaviour.”

Miley Cyrus

Wild child Miley seems to be all about the healthy lifestyle – indulging in yoga sessions and a gluten-free diet.

But this picture reveals the 20-year-old is no stranger to cigarettes, and she’s also been snapped with suspicious-looking roll-ups.

Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, she said: “I think alcohol is way more dangerous than marijuana — people can be mad at me for saying that, but I don’t care.

“I’ve seen a lot of people spiral down with alcohol, but I’ve never seen that happen with weed. As long as it isn’t illegal, there are far more dangerous things.”

Kate Winslet

The 37-year-old actress, who rolls her own cigarettes, picked up the habit on the set of Sense and Sensibility when she was 19.

Speaking to Vanity Fair in 2008, the star – who is now pregnant with her third child – said: “I don’t smoke around my kids.

“Like that makes it any better that I smoke at all, because obviously it doesn’t. But I don’t smoke in the house.

“I mean, I had a cigarette this morning, which is because I hadn’t been. Coffee and a cigarette: bingo!”

Gwyneth Paltrow

She famously enjoys a healthy lifestyle and dedicated workout regime, but it seems even Gwynnie has a vice.

The mum-of-two, who recently wrote a healthy eating cookbook, admits she allows herself one cigarette per week.

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar about her guilty pleasures in April, she said: “My one light American Spirit that I smoke once a week, on Saturday night.”

Jennifer Lopez

J Lo takes time out from being a bride on the set of El Cantante to indulge in a quick ciggie.

The singer and actress has previously been snapped lighting up on nights out – but claims she is not a smoker.

The mum-of-two told Cosmopolitan: “I don’t drink—I’ll have a sip, but I’ve never been drunk—and I don’t smoke. I envy people who have those releases.

“They just have a drink or a cigarette, and they feel better. I have to brave it through the whole day on my own.”

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