Movie star ROSANNA ARQUETTE still fears posing for sexy photoshoots after one beach session for a respected US travel magazine ended up in men's monthly Playboy.

The actress was posing for TRAVELLER magazine with revered portrait snapper BURT STERN when she agreed to bare all for him.

But she had no idea the shots would end up in a 1990 Playboy, with her on the cover.

She recalls, "I was in a bathing suit in Florida with Burt Stern, the great photographer who shot Marilyn Monroe on the beach with a sweater, and we smoked a joint and the bathing suit kept coming off in the water and I just ripped it off and was very comfortable with being naked."

But then she saw the Playboy spread: "If anything, they're not even great photographs, they're ugly photographs. They stencilled the Playboy bunny on my T-shirt... so we sued them."

Arquette insists the spread was particularly embarrassing because she first saw it when she was on her way back from DISNEY WORLD with then-boyfriend Peter Gabriel and his young children.

She adds, "Suddenly I'm, like, there on the cover... It was in the stands. I had no idea. The relationship broke up right after that, not because of that."

12/05/2005 08:37