Ageing singer Nancy Sinatra decided to pose naked in Playboy at the age of 54 because she needed the publicity.

The THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKIN' star, now 64, at first refused to strip for the men's magazine, but then decided her career could do with the notoriety the spread provided.

She says, "It was a real cheap publicity stunt. I said, 'Look, I don't even know if this is possible, but (HUGH) Hefner wants it and I need the press, so lets see what happens.'

"I heard it was quite a nice seller for them, so that made me happy."

27/09/2004 21:20