Actor LEONARDO DiCAPRIO has given longterm girlfriend Gisele Bundchen cause for jealousy - he's lusting after ageing actress Claudia Cardinale.

However, the Brazilian supermodel need not spend hours worrying about the intentions of her man, because DiCaprio is merely an admirer of the veteran Cardinale's movie performances - and stunning appearance - during her 1960s Hollywood heyday.

When quizzed about his first celebrity crush, the TITANIC star says, "I don't remember my first - but my last was Claudia Cardinale. Particularly in Once Upon a Time in the West and 81/2. I was overwhelmed by her beauty."

Tunisian-born Cardinale - now 66 - was widely touted as the voluptuous successor to Sophia Loren after making her movie debut in 1958's LES NOCES VENETIENNE.

03/02/2005 09:27