Movie veteran Shirley Maclaine is always on the look out for a toyboy because men her own age and older can't meet her sexual needs.

At 71, the TERMS OF ENDEARMENT star insists she still has a very active sex life, but she can't count on mature men to fulfil her in the bedroom.

She says, "I'd never be involved with or attracted to a man my own age. He wouldn't be able to keep up with me.

"I need a man who is about 15 years younger than me - someone who is flexible and fun and energetic."

MacLaine admits she's often upset by those who are shocked by her love of sex: "I met Oliver Stone recently and he asked me if I still make love. I became so furious that I threw my glass of wine in his face.

"It's amazing how men think that women no longer have sexual desire once they reach their 60th birthday... No one asks a handsome or healthy 70-year-old man whether he still makes love or not. It's often assumed that women over 70 are no longer sexual beings."

02/06/2005 11:06