The Hollywood veteran hoped she would leave her mother Maxine and Star Wars actress Carrie squirming with embarrassment when they unwrapped their presents on Christmas morning.

However, she was left red-faced herself when her mum turned down the surprise gift on health grounds.

Carrie tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "She has given me some extraordinary gifts over the years. She once gave my grandmother and me vibrators for Christmas and my grandmother said she would not use hers because she was afraid it might short-circuit her pacemaker!"