British actress Vanessa Redgrave has bravely appeared nude on an American TV show at the age of 67.

The OSCAR winner guest-stars on popular medical drama NIP/TUCK - playing the mother of her real-life daughter JOELY RICHARDSON - and drops her bathrobe in one scene after an argument over whether she should have plastic surgery.

Richardson, 39, says, "It was funny because I felt on the one hand protective of her, then on the other hand trying to do my job as well.

"So when people see the show they say, 'God there's a lot of stuff going on behind your eyes,' it's like, 'Yes, there was because I was terrified.'"

24/06/2004 13:48