Elvis Presley's former co-star DOLORES HART is returning to Hollywood forty years after leaving the film industry - as a nun.
The 67-year-old, who starred alongside Presley in the 1957 and 1958 films LOVING YOU and KING CREOLE before joining a convent in 1962, is appealing to her Tinseltown friends to help in the battle against the neurological disorder peripheral idiopathic neuropathy.
Hart developed the disease, caused by damaged nerves, after having agonising dental treatment in 1997.
Hart is the only nun to vote for the Oscars as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
She was 24 when she claims she heard a voice which said, "You're really not enjoying (acting), but you're not going to do this for much longer."