British-born actress Catherine Bell is suing an American sex toy store after seeing her image used in a UNITED YELLOW PAGES ad without her permission.

The sexy BRUCE ALMIGHTY star calls the use of her face in the ad for Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, store Pleasures "despicable" in court papers.

But the bosses at the adult store insist they didn't recognise their generic model as being Bell - from a photograph taken when she was a model several years ago.

According to Bell's legal team and the defendant's lawyer, the two parties are now trying to settle the case amicably.

20/10/2004 02:16