Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is happy to appear naked in her movies - as long as it's essential to the storyline.

The OSCAR-winning actress, 28, has already shed her clothes in numerous films including GIA, FOXFIRE, Pushing Tin and ORIGINAL SIN, and remains unfazed by demands to flash her flesh if "it's important to the film."

Jolie says, "I never did them before because I felt I had to.

"I just think it's a bigger deal to be emotionally naked.

"I think a woman's breasts are a woman's breasts. They don't freak me out or shock me.

"It's not a big deal. And it's appropriate to the story."

Jolie again bares her breasts in new movie Taking Lives, a gritty thriller in which she stars alongside Ethan Hawke and Kiefer Sutherland.

24/03/2004 17:37