DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Teri Hatcher has signed up to appear in a second series of the hit show, and she will pocket a staggering $285,000 (GBP150,000) per episode.

The 40-year-old beauty's payrise represents almost a tenfold increase on her first series pay - and co-stars Eva Longoria, MARCIA CROSS, FELICITY HUFFMAN and Nicolette Sheridan have also been rewarded for the programme's success.

A show insider says of the GOLDEN GLOBE-winner, "She has undoubtedly turned out to be the star of the show. Men find her sexy and women want to be like her."

Hatcher was paid GBP38,000 (GBP20,000) per episode for the first series, while her lesser female co-stars earned only $1,800 (GBP970) per episode. They have all been rewarded with a MINI car.

03/03/2005 14:06