Outrageous actress Grace Jones has fallen in love with a English aristocrat 16 years her junior.

VISCOUNT IVOR WIMBORNE is reportedly smitten with the androgynous 51-year-old Jamaican former Bond girl, after the pair met in New York last year (02).

Now friends of the 35-year-old peer and record producer - who inherited $45 million (GBP30 million) when his father, the third viscount, died in 1993 - say he's ready to make Grace his Viscountess.

A friend of the Wimborne tells the Britain's DAILY MAIL newspaper, "Even though they come from very different backgrounds, there is a real chemistry between them.

"He is absolutely besotted with her and marriage is definitely on the cards.

"Grace took a real shine to Ivor and he was unable to resist. She's a woman with a very strong will who does not take no for an answer."

There may yet be one obstacle to the odd couple's wedding - the A VIEW TO A KILL star is still thought to be married to bodyguard ATILA ALTAUNBAY, her husband since 1996.

04/06/2003 13:51