Four-times OSCAR-winner Katherine Hepburn reportedly had affairs with JUDY GARLAND, Greta Garbo and other A-list ladies - according to a new biography about the iconic actress.

Author DARWIN PORTER claims Hepburn, who died last year (JUN03), was busy romancing both men and women during her younger years in his new book KATHARINE THE GREAT.

Porter claims Hepburn had a longterm relationship with AMERICAN EXPRESS heiress LAURA HARDING and romanced Claudette Colbert, Judy Holliday and her close friend IRENE SELZNICK, the daughter of LOUIS B MAYER and wife of producer DAVID O SELZNICK.

Hepburn and Selznick were partners-in-crime and would break into Hollywood mansions for fun - even getting caught by silent screen star RAMON NOVARRO.

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY star also enjoyed opposite sex attachments to Ernest Hemingway, directors John Ford and George Stevens, and actors JOHN BARRYMORE, DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JR, Robert Ryan, Robert Mitchum, Burt Lancaster And Paul Henreid.

02/02/2004 17:23