Veteran actress Jacqueline Bisset has rubbished suggestions she had a fling with Frank Sinatra, because she had a boyfriend at the time.

The Bullitt beauty, now 61, was one of the most lusted after women on the planet during the late 1960s and was approached by superstar Sinatra on a number of occasions.

Asked if she had a relationship with Sinatra, Bisset says, "No. He did like me. He used to call me 'The Kid' and he asked me to go to one or two dinners. I said I had a boyfriend who would not like it, as much as I'd have loved to have gone to dinner with Sinatra.

"But I went to the premiere of THE DETECTIVE (in 1968) with him and perhaps people jumped to conclusions.

"He was very protective towards me and never came on to me sexually."