Angelina Jolie's love of knives is stronger than ever - but they're all now under lock and key.

The 28-year-old actress fostered her dangerous reputation when she admitted to having a knife room in the Hollywood home she shared with ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton, and went on to confess she used to cut herself as a teenager.

But now her daggers and swords are just part of an antique weapons collection that she keeps well away from adopted baby son MADDOX.

She explains, "I've always been fascinated by other cultures and history and honour and fighting, and so they are not shiny, brand new sharp knives from the store.

"They're antique, beautiful knives from other countries and they are locked in a case so my son doesn't touch them."

15/07/2003 02:19