JULIA ROBERTS' MONA LISA SMILE co-stars were given life lessons by the PRETTY WOMAN star - she taught them how to be powerful without being a bitch.

The actress plays a teacher at exclusive girls finishing school WELLESLEY in the 1950s in the film - and she became a great teacher to co-stars JULIA STILES, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Kirsten Dunst, with Stiles paying tribute to the way Roberts handled herself on the set.

Roberts says, "I think that what she is referring to is the fact that I know how to get cappuccino brought to the set.

"I have come to the set the same person that I have come to the set since I was 18. You should understand where you are coming from."

09/12/2003 14:05