ROLLING STONES star Keith Richards is thrilled he has had such phenomenal success with women, because he describes himself as an "ugly son of a b**ch".

The 62-year-old insists bedding the beauties is simply part of his duty as a rocker, and he knows his iconic persona is the real turn-on.

He says, "I just roll over and say, 'Love me.'

"I'm an ugly son of a b**ch but I've lived with some beautiful women.

"I didn't do this to get laid but it's part of the job."