THE OC star Mischa Barton is stunned at how bold Italian men are when it comes to showing their attraction to her.

The British-born teen, who was recently in Rome working on her upcoming movie THE DECAMERON, admits she was taken aback at how upfront the opposite sex was towards her during her trip.

She says, "It's kind of very much a part of their culture. It's just very strange.

"The other girls in the movie and I, we would walk outside of the hotel, and you'd just be standing there waiting for a taxi and a guy would just literally whistle at you and look you up and down. So blatant! They don't care at all.

"There's no kind of subtlety to it like there might be here (in America)."

21/04/2005 09:20