London: Actress Olivia Wilde says her mother was instrumental in teaching her the art of being 'sexy and attractive' but also 'the smartest person in the room'.

Olivia's  mother, Leslie Cockburn, is a producer on CBS news show '60 Minutes'.

“My mum taught me a lot. Especially about how, as a woman, you can be sexy and attractive and yet still be the smartest person in the room,” a website reported quoted the 27-year-old as saying.