Cher is frequently confronted by fans wearing her cast-off clothes - who are desperate to check the items are genuine.

The pop superstar regularly gives her designer dresses away to charity stores to make space in her many closets, and fans pick them up at a cut price.

She says, "Sometimes I give it to this girl that I know - she sells the stuff and then it goes to charity.

"Someone will often come up and say, 'I bought this. Is this really yours? Is this your signature,' and I go, 'Yeah,' or 'No, you got totally ripped off!' "

26/11/2003 09:06