A chimpanzee who went on the rampage in Stamford, Connecticut and grievously wounded his owner's friend once appeared alongside actress MORGAN FAIRCHILD in a TV ad for U.S. clothing firm Old Navy.
The ape's owner, Sandra Herold, stabbed the chimp, called Travis, and beat him with a shovel in a bid to stop him ripping a visiting pal's face off before cops were forced to shoot the primate dead.
But Fairchild insists Travis was nothing but a sweetheart when they worked together.
She says, "I have a great still photograph of us - he's sitting there with his arm round me."
And she's upset the ape is dead: "It is a sin that this animal had to be destroyed."