Sixties starlet Britt Ekland is enjoying growing older, although she admits it's hard losing her youthful looks.

The 63-year-old former wife of Peter Sellers insists the benefits of ageing outweigh the flaws and she has no desire to turn back time.

Ekland says, "My 17 year old said to me last year when he watched a film of me in the sixties: 'Mum - you were a babe!' But it's not something I want to cling to.

"It's harder when you have been very attractive to get work, but I'm very glad to be a grown-up and a person of some age and substance.

"I'm perfectly happy with being old. I have energy that can match anyone. Thomas is a slug compared to me."

04/05/2005 14:02