Singer Tori Amos was inspired to become a mother after posing with a pig suckling on her breast for one of her album covers.

The 40-year-old, who now has a three-year-old daughter, discovered an urge to nurture after shooting the cover for her 1996 album BOYS FOR PELE.

She says, "It was odd. I'm not really an animal person. When I was suckling that pig, I had feelings of wanting to nurture, wanting to be a mom.

"I wasn't pregnant at the time of the shoot, but I miscarried soon after."

08/12/2003 21:16