The young wife of veteran film producer Robert Evans has walked out after just eight months of marriage - marking the eccentric movie-maker's sixth failed marriage.

Former model LESLIE ANN EVANS, 34, checked into the Beverly Hills Hotel, California, on Saturday (07JUN03) and "isn't going back", according to gossip website PAGESIX.

A source for the site adds that 72-year-old Evans "has lawyers and accountants with him at the house, trying to work out a settlement".

The two met last June (02) at a party in honour of THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE star at BARNEYS department store in New York.

Evans already holds a record for having one of Hollywood's shortest marriages - to Catherine Oxenberg in 1998 - which lasted about a week.

11/06/2003 17:25