American property mogul Donald Trump's ex-wife Marla Maples is stripping off to help promote the controversial Kabbalah tome THE RED STRING BOOK.

The aspiring actress and former model will pose naked, except for a red string, for a huge billboard in New York city's Times Square next month (NOV04).

The book is penned by RABBI YEHUDA BERG, head of the Los Angeles Kabbalah Center, who has paid $25,000 (GBP14,000) for the Big Apple ad spot.

Other celebrity followers of the mystical offshoot of Judaism include Madonna, Guy Ritchie, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.

Maples and THE APPRENTICE star Trump divorced in 1999 after six years of marriage. They have a daughter Tiffany.

25/10/2004 21:15