NIP/TUCK star Julian McMahon had such unconventional fashion taste when he was growing up, he once wanted to slit his tongue to resemble a lizard.

The actor, who is the son of former Australian Prime Minister SIR WILLIAM McMAHON and Sydney socialite LADY SONIA McMAHON, admits he believed a split tongue would give him an edgy look as a teen.

He says, "I went through my CURE phase and my Kiss phase. I thought Kiss make-up was quite brilliant.

"I'll never forget asking my parents if I could slit my tongue like a lizard. And I pierced a few things I shouldn't have."

19/07/2005 02:49