Movie superstar Tom Cruise is a big hit in the bedroom - according to smitten lover Penelope Cruz.

The notoriously private Spanish beauty, 29, insists that Cruise rates a perfect 10 out of 10 between the sheets but rules out the possibility of them marrying in the near future.

She coos, "On a scale of one to ten, he's ten, but I don't want to go into details - I'm too shy."

Vanilla Sky actress Penelope - who met Tom on the set of the Cameron Crowe film - shrugged off reports she is desperate to wed her 41-year-old beau, saying, "We don't discuss marriage. It's not the most important thing in my life. I wasn't bought up to think that way. If there comes a day when that decision is taken then it will be taken entirely in private."

And the GOTHIKA star also denied suggestions the couple's hectic work schedule was taking its toll on the romance.

She adds, "A long-distance relationship is OK when two people always manage to find time for one another."

15/12/2003 09:23