Actor Bob Hoskins used to conjure up the image of his perfect partner, until she suddenly appeared in a pub on the day British royal Prince Charles married DIANA, Princess Of Wales.

The charismatic actor knew LINDA was 'the one' from the moment he set eyes on her back in July 1981.

He says, "I started making up this woman in my head - the sort of person with whom I could have a happy life. On Diana's wedding day, I walked into the pub and there she was.

"The moment I saw Linda, I knew we could build a life. I'd already done Pennies from Heaven, and Linda knew who I was. I don't think she was that impressed, though."