Hollywood heart-throb Tom Cruise learned how to kiss convincingly thanks to lessons from his elder sister's friends.

THE LAST SAMURAI superstar appeared on Britain's BBC TV show PARKINSON on Saturday (04SEP04) and told host Michael Parkinson how he ran home from school in a state of excitement when he knew his sister's friends would be visiting, because he was their "kissing practice dummy".

He said, "Her friends would take me to the bathroom and teach me how to French kiss. The first time I was kissing I thought I was going to pass out because I was holding my breath."

06/09/2004 17:13