Actress Lara Flynn Boyle's identity was stolen when her plush Beverly Hills home was robbed - and the cunning thief opened accounts in her name.

The sexy thespian's house in glamorous Benedict Canyon was robbed of several items of jewellery worth tens of thousands of dollars (pounds) and stacks of personal papers last month (JUN03).

The thief - who is still at large - swiped documents with Boyle's Social Security, taxpayer and corporate identification numbers, and used the information to open credit accounts and receive payouts using the former lover of Jack Nicholson's name.

Boyle's publicist confirms, "All her favourite jewellery that she really loves was stolen. And she thinks the same person stole her identity."

A pal of the actress adds, "It's going to be a huge hassle for her. She's already complaining about how much she is going to have to pay for legal fees because of this."

14/07/2003 21:06