Johnny Depp is bemused by his effect on women - and is convinced the only reason he has so many female fans is because they "feel sorry" for him.

The modest PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN star assumes his fervent admirers simply want to sort out his fashion sense, and it hasn't even occured to him why he is frequently voted one of the world's most beautiful people in magazine polls.

He says, "My gosh, I have no idea. Maybe it's because they feel sorry for me. Maybe they saw Ed Wood or a snippet of Before Night Falls and they saw me in drag and they want to give me tips on how to dress as a woman."

13/07/2005 09:35