Film-maker Woody Allen's controversial marriage to ex-lover Mia Farrow's adopted daughter has broken records - as the biggest age difference between a celebrity couple.

Allen, 67, who has been married to 32-year-old Soon-Yi Previn since 1997, tops the poll with a 35-year age difference - edging out Jack Nicholson and Lara Flynn Boyle's on-off romance with a 33-year gap.

Michael Douglas and his Welsh actress wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, who wed in 2000, come third in the list with a 25-year gap - to the very day, with both their birthdays falling in September.

The top 10 is as follows:

1. WOODY ALLEN (67) + SOON-YI PREVIN (32) - 35 YEARS

2. JACK NICHOLSON (66) + LARA FLYNN BOYLE (33) = 33 YEARS

3. MICHAEL DOUGLAS (58) + CATHERINE ZETA-JONES (33) = 25 YEARS

4. Harrison Ford (60) + Calista Flockhart (38) = 22 YEARS

5. Francesca Annis (59) + Ralph Fiennes (40) = 19 YEARS

6. Juliet Mills (61) + Maxwell Caulfield (43) = 18 YEARS

7. Kelsey Grammer (48) + CAMILLE DONATACCI (34) = 14 YEARS

8. JEFF KWATINETZ (38) + Brittany Murphy (25) = 13 YEARS

9. Susan Sarandon (56) + Tim Robbins (44) = 12 YEARS

10. Richard Gere (53) + Carey Lowell (42) = 11 YEARS

28/05/2003 21:22