Former BOND GIRL HONOR BLACKMAN once had to fend off the advances of acting legend RICHARD BURTON - as he "wasn't her idea of heaven".

The 77-year-old actress - who starred alongside lusty Burton in 1951 movie GREEN GROW THE RUSHES - failed to fall for the hellraising star's charms, and made her feelings clear when he attempted to woo her.

Honor recalls, "Most of the time, he was drunk. During filming, we were staying in these little chalets and he came home one night and got into bed with me.

"I kicked him out eventually by putting my foot in his back. He wasn't my idea of heaven. And, anyway, you didn't really want somebody in your bed spouting SHAKESPEARE."

13/04/2004 01:28