Sexpot actress Angelina Jolie has denied long-standing rumours that she kissed her brother inappropriately at the OSCAR ceremony in 2000.

The TOMB RAIDER star was so excited at winning the BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS award for GIRL, INTERRUPTED that she kissed brother James Haven on the lips.

And Angelina puts her excitement down to her desire to emulate her dad, actor Jon Voight, who won the BEST ACTOR statuette in 1979 for war drama COMING HOME.

The 28-year-old says, "I didn't snog my brother. I wanted an Oscar my whole life - my father had had one.

"Me and my brother had a very difficult upbringing. We both survived a lot together and it meant a lot that he supported me my whole life.

"And in that moment, you reach to kiss somebody, and you end up kissing their mouth. Who cares? It wasn't like we had our mouths open, it wasn't some romantic kiss."

17/07/2003 21:19