The star grew up in Germany and wanted to earn some extra cash as a youngster, but her first foray into the world of work left Kruger spooked.
She tells Britain's Marie Claire magazine, "Between the ages of eight and 12, I was a professional griever. I'm not joking! I went to Catholic school and they would have young girls with a candle stand in front of the coffins. it was the worst job anyone could think of.
"You would stand there, with people crying and weeping, and walk in front of the coffin. Once they were buried, the priest would come up to you and hand you five Deutschmarks."