Hollyoaks actress Lysette Anthony broke down as she claims how disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein raped her twice, leaving her with harrowing nightmares.

She is the only UK actress to speak out about alleged abuse by the American.

Speaking to Channel 4 on Friday, the 56-year-old, who was dubbed the face of her generation, vividly recalled her abuse at the hands of the producer.

"I still have nightmares. I have nightmares of mounds of white revolting flesh and skin with pours like bloody black volcanoes stuffed with crusty pus," she said.

Lysette broke down as she recalled the abuse

The London born actress first met Weinstein in her late teens when she did a press call for a project.

She recalls: “Harvey at that point was a rock journalist; I was literally handed over in the lobby and told you have to have dinner with this man."

After becoming friendly after discussing the film industry, Lysette said Weinstein turned up her basement flat one night and raped her in the hallway.

She said: "I have this memory of one morning in my little basement flat suddenly seeing this fat lump of a man stumbling down my steep little steps,' she said.

Lysette Anthony in 1990

"He knocked on the door it was in the morning I only had a gown on he pushed me against my coat rack and he raped me.

"This isn't about sex; this is about domination and control."

She then claims she was raped again by the mogul at Cannes Film Festival.

Detailing the horror after effects of the abuse, Lysette said: "“I went from being a very beautiful sweet thing and I got fatter and I used food to shove it down because that’s when it started, it was a horror. It wouldn’t leave me alone."

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Reflecting on the ex Miramax co founder, she says: "This is a man who if he wanted to have he could've bought anything even by that point.

"He could've had women who would've gladly done anything. Other than the one thing that is quite tricky, especially as you get more famous, is to find someone who is frightened of you."

Weinstein denied sexual misconduct claims by over 70 women.