DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Teri Hatcher has always struggled to find the perfect partner - because men use her for her fame.

The sexy actress - who plays divorced single mother SUSAN MAYER in the hit ABC comedy - blames her unsuccessful love life on the success of LOIS + Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman, which made her a household name.

She says, "Before I married, I was depressed because of the way I felt some men were using me.

"It's like you get known as this sex babe, and a lot of guys are anxious to go out with you so they can say they are hot studs who have dated you.

"It's kind of sickening, but it's exactly what happens in Hollywood.

"So even when I was 30 and supposedly a hot date, it was never a very happy time for me.

"I guess it's the old story about the nice guys being too nice to ask you out for a date - and you wind up with the fearless predators instead."

31/01/2005 17:34