Virginia Madsen's friends were so appalled by the actress' last choice of boyfriend, they were often embarrassed for her when she stepped out with him in public.

The 42-year-old actress, ex-wife of actor Danny Huston, admits her most recent beau wasn't particularly good looking, but she was in awe of his gifted mind.

She says, "The last boyfriend I had, and I rarely have a boyfriend, the last time I fell in time I really fell in love, he was short and bald and not a particularly attractive man, but he was a poet and I just thought he hung the moon.

"And I became so attracted to him that my friends were deeply embarrassed for me in public. Seriously. The smart thing, the brainy thing, that's what gets my clothes off."

10/01/2005 03:41