THE SOPRANOS star Lorraine Bracco is planning to escape debt in 2006 after revealing she only has $50,000 (GBP27,780) more to pay lawyers to end her six-year bankruptcy struggle.

The actress filed for bankruptcy in 1999 but faces the new year with most of her $2 million (GBP1.1 million) debt paid off.

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