Former teen heart-throb Scott Baio was taken aback when he first met his fiancee JANETTE JONASSON - because she mistook him for a waiter.

Baio, who rose to phenomenal popularity in classic TV series Happy Days, met Swedish beauty Jonasson at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion in California five years ago (99), and he admits she had no idea who he was.

He says, "I was at a party and I'd seen her at this house a couple times. Somebody sat her next to me and she was talking to me and she said, 'What do you do?' I said, 'I'm actor.' And she went, 'Oh.'

"The second or third day, when she sort of realised who I was, she said, 'I have to tell you that when we first met I thought you were a waiter.' I said, 'Where would you get that from?' She said, 'You're an actor, and I had no idea that you were on television.'"

The couple, who have been engaged since 2001, plan to wed in the spring (05).

25/08/2004 21:07