SOLARIS star Natascha McElhone finds her surname is a pronunciation nightmare - causing the most embarrassing of gaffs.

McElhone - born NATASCHA TAYLOR - has heard many poor attempts at pronouncing her surname correctly during interviews - and was once even mistaken for the daughter of a famous gay British actor.

She laughs, "I've even been introduced as Natasha McKELLAN and asked if I was SIR IAN's daughter...as if!"

22/10/2003 13:52