The Kill Bill actress told The Guardian that her late-night film-watching inspired her to be an actress.
Hannah said: "I was a strange, antisocial child. I had insomnia, so I watched a lot of late-night movies from the '30s and '40s, and then I started reading about Hollywood.
"I realised acting was a job you could choose to do - so I looked under 'A' for agent in the Yellow Pages, then called from the school payphone and signed up."
She added: "My first job was a public service announcement encouraging kids not to be embarrassed by their grandparents if they had a weird accent because they came from a foreign country."