THE SOPRANOS star Lorraine Bracco is so addicted to real estate, she can't resist 'for sale' signs.

After bouncing back from bankruptcy in 1999, Bracco says homes are the only secure financial investments she can make.

She explains to the New York Times newspaper, "(Real estate) is like porn for me.

"Listen, if I am going to get in a cab to go home, and I see a sign for an open house, I will go in. I like real estate because I am the boss."

Bracco admits she is careful with her money since her "horrifying and embarrassing" spell of bankruptcy, and is grateful the HBO mob drama has given her financial security.

She recalls, "Getting foreclosure notices; lawyers knocking on your door wanting their money and no work to be found.

"I owe my last $50,000 to the bankruptcy lawyers."