Veteran beauty Julie Christie only secured her role in recent movie FINDING Neverland because its director believes she's never had plastic surgery.

Film-maker MARC FORSTER still thinks the 63-year-old actress hasn't undergone any cosmetic enhancement - despite Christie publicly admitting to having had a facelift six years ago.

Describing their first meeting in a hotel lobby, Forster says, "She was wearing enormous dark sunglasses, and I kept sitting closer and closer, because I wanted to be sure she hadn't had any surgery, but I didn't want to ask her to remove the glasses.

"Finally, she did. And she was so beautiful, untouched, the Julie Christie I remembered."

04/01/2005 14:04