Celebrity publicist Max Clifford bragged of bedding movie beauty Julie Christie, London's Old Bailey court has been told.

The public relations guru, whose previous clients have included Frank Sinatra and Muhammad Ali, is on trial on sex abuse charges amid allegations he molested seven young females aged between 14 and 19 over an 18-year period from 1966.

One of the alleged victims has been giving evidence to the court this week (beg10Mar14) and on Thursday (13Mar14), she told the jury Clifford had boasted of sleeping with Don't Look Now actress Christie.

The woman, who alleges she was aged 15 when Clifford abused her, said he promised her she could be "the next Jodie Foster" before forcing her to perform a sex act.

According to Courtnewsuk.co.uk, the woman told the court, "He asked me which actors I liked. I said I liked Julie Christie and had just seen her in Doctor Zhivago. I thought she was beautiful. He said he was the same age as her and mentioned her on several occasions. I remember he was saying he had spoken to Julie Christie on this particular occasion and this had happened to her as well. Presumably the abuse what he was doing to me as well."

Clifford, of Surrey, England, denies 11 charges of indecent assault between 1966 and 1984.

The trial continues.