Actress Anne Heche is set to be transformed into ANNE HECHE during an upcoming three-episode stint on plastic surgery TV drama NIP/TUCK.

The former lesbian lover of Ellen Degeneres will play a Mafia princess who goes under the knife for a cosmetic disguise - and ends up looking like the real Heche.

Fans of the show will fail to recognise the former ALLY McBEAL star when she first joins the cast of the show because she'll have dark hair and a fake nose, teeth and lower lip.

A thrilled Heche says, "They turn me into me."