Actress Christina Ricci has begged her fans for forgiveness after she was photographed wearing fur.

Last week, one of the star's longest running fan websites,, was closed down "due to fur usage".

The site ran by a fan known only as Dodger had been online since January 1999 but the Ricci aficionado says: "I recently found out Christina doesn't appear to have a problem wearing fur. Well, I do. I also have a problem with people who wear fur. Conclusion: I have a problem with Christina."

The backlash comes after Ricci posed for the front cover of the fashion-forward magazine, W magazine, wearing a not-so-festive reindeer fur.

However the star, who rose to fame as a child actress in films such as Mermaids and The Addams Family, has apologised to animal rights group Peta after they placed her on their worst dressed list.

An email from the actress reads: "I never meant to hurt nor anger anyone with my insensitivity. For what it is worth, I have received the message loud and clear and will not be wearing fur in the future. I apologize for my offensive actions."

19/12/2006 08:08:37