The ‘Scream 4’ actress says her former home in Los Angeles was haunted and she used to have frequent encounters with a woman who had been murdered in the property.

She told Live magazine: “I know that ghosts exist because I’ve seen one. A few years ago I moved into a haunted house in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, with some friends. It turned out that it was inhabited by the ghost of a woman who had been murdered there in 1991. Doors would repeatedly slam, windows would open and ashtrays would fly off dressers. Then there were times when the ghost would actually walk into the room. After a while it felt normal. I’d pass her in the hallway and casually wish her good morning.”

Neve – who has been divorced twice – also revealed how she suffered a nervous breakdown when she was just 14 as well as developing alopecia at the age of 23.

The 37-year-old star said: “I had a nervous breakdown when I was 14. I was studying at the National Ballet School and found it incredibly challenging. Dance was all-consuming. Outside school I was deeply unhappy and didn’t have the tools to cope. The stress got so extreme that I just broke down. Then, at 23, I developed alopecia. I was horribly overworked and going through a divorce. Also, I had stalkers and started receiving threatening mail. I was so distressed by it all that my hair started falling out. Life hasn’t always been a bowl of cherries.”