Fitness guru Jane Fonda insists she started the worldwide craze for videos and DVDs, after the popularity of her famous exercise series.

The 67-year-old, who launched her fat-burning phenomenon in 1982, credits herself for the success of playback culture, as, she claims, no one had reason to own a video player until her workouts came along.

She boasts, "I didn't even own a video player, nobody did.

"There had never been a product that people would want to see over and over again.

"Then there we were. We launched the video - now DVD - industry! It started as a bit of fun.

"(My video) remains the No 1 seller - amazing."

12/07/2005 05:30