(showbizspy.com) - Victoria Beckham hates being compared to Paris Hilton - because she wants to be taken seriously in America.
The former Spice Girl - who moved to Los Angeles with her soccer star husband David Beckham last year - is fed up with being known as a footballer's wife and being offered the same work as the 27-year-old socialite.
A source close to Victoria said: "She can't bear being known as someone's wife and she hates the WAG label. She's getting offered the same TV work as Paris Hilton when she wants to be on a level with her pal Kate Beckinsale - but she just isn't an actress.
"Posh doesn't feel she's seen as a credible fashion icon yet. She's also disappointed that the TV work she is offered is always to play herself or someone similar to herself."
Victoria, who recently celebrated her 34th birthday, is also said to be distraught about getting older and has banned friends from mentioning her birthday.
One pal said: "She's caught in a relentless, endless loop to try and be this perfect woman. It's destructive and it doesn't make her any happier."