Asked to sum up the appeal of new boyfriend Marilyn Manson in just one word, Evan Rachel Wood doesn't hesitate:
"If you've ever dated me, then you would have ended up wearing eyeliner at some point," she tells the British edition of Elle in its August issue. "All my boyfriends have."
Of course, at 19, Wood is barely older than Hayden Panettiere, so how many guys could have even dated her by now? No beef here, just asking.
Makeup aside, Wood says the rocker - whom she calls simply "Manson" - is "lovely, really human and just amazing. It may surprise you just how healthy and loving our relationship is."
"He's crazy... and crazy, by the way, is the highest compliment I pay. Manson is definitely crazy. Hopefully I am, too," she added.
Wood and Manson, twice her age at 38, met at the Chateau Marmont in L.A., with "both of us hiding in the corner of a party neither of us wanted to be at."
She says they became "movie buddies," until one night - after he separated from wife Dita Von Teese in December 2006 (Dita Von Teese filed for divorce five days later) - "we suddenly just looked into one another's eyes and knew."
HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP NOTE: Other sources have said that Manson's relationship with Wood was a factor in Dita Von Teese's decision to file for divorce.
HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP NOTE #2: Evan Rachel Wood has got her work cut out for her if she wants to compete with a Dita Von Teese nude in a martini glass!
Despite Marilyn Manson's reputation as a hard partier, Wood says she is "hopeless at drinking." Asked about drugs, she says: "I'm not saying I'm an angel, I just don't have an addictive personality. Even today, with Manson, I'm happier staying home watching movies."
She also gushes about the influence Marilyn Manson has had on her:
"You should see his house, omigod, it's a hurricane of creativity. It's making me feel more creative than ever. I'm writing poetry, songs, taking photographs, experimenting with fashion, everything."
Other things Evan Rachel Wood has learned from her relationship?
"How cruel people can be. I've seen [celebrity gossip] blogs where I've been called a slut, a whore, that say I should be condemned to death simply because I've fallen in love. Surely the fact that we are both prepared to go through all this proves just how important, and real, our love is, no? Everyone is so worried that I'm losing myself but really I'm finding myself. I've never been more comfortable in my own skin."
Amen to that. Whatever makes you happy, guys. No matter what, we know your love is 1,000 percent more real than that of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.
Previously, Wood dated Billy Elliott actor Jamie Bell, whom she in 2005. She has a "J" tattooed in green on her left ankle. For the record, yes, Bell wore eyeliner when he dated her.
"He looked great in mascara," she says.