Nicolette Sheridan is reportedly living in fear after receiving death threats from angry TV viewers, who are offended by the raunchy antics of her character in new show Desperate Housewives.

The British-born actress has become the target of a hate campaign since her small screen alter-ego EDIE first appeared in the popular series - focusing on the lives of five suburban women - which launched to rave reviews last year (04).

The 41-year-old has been advised to dress less sexy than her character in public to stave off potentially violent encounters, reports Britain's NEW! magazine.

Following the death threats, security has also been stepped up on the show's set.

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