FRIDA star Salma Hayek believes all women should regularly flirt whatever their age - because it keeps them young and happy.

The 37-year-old actress, currently dating Hollywood hunk Josh Lucas, insists flirting is a healthy activity which every female should regularly partake in.

She says, "Women should never lose being flirtatious - not when you're 50, 60, 90. Flirting keeps you young and joyous.

"And it does not have to be sexual. It's important to flirt with friends, to flirt with life. Of course, it must be done with taste, but flirting it like a... great laugh."

11/11/2003 17:13