Former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss is opening a 'stud farm' in the Nevada desert - offering male prostitutes for female customers.

Fleiss will open the brothel in Crystal, which is 130 kilometres (80 miles) from Las Vegas.

She says, "I am moving to Crystal. I am opening up a stud farm. I am going to have the sexiest men on earth. Women are going to love it."

Crystal is in Nye County, one of 10 in Nevada where prostitution is legal.

But Fleiss has a few legal problems to overcome before she can settle into her new job as a madam - as a convicted felon she could be banned from participating in the legal sex trade. In 1995 she was convicted of running a prostitution ring.