DEEP IMPACT star Leelee Sobieski has a lot to celebrate if Poland ever restores its monarchy - because she'll be in line to become queen of the European nation.

The 21-year-old actress, whose family originally hails from Poland, has been getting streams of letters from Polish citizens who have heard about her regal connections.

She explains, "I am the great-great granddaughter of KING JAN SOBIESKI of Poland. He was actually a very lazy, passive king but he's still celebrated throughout Poland for his great victory against the invading Turks."

The huge army of Turks attacked Poland in 1683 and, according to documents, King Sobieski and his small Polish army were left standing, thanks to a total eclipse of the sun that scared the Turks and prompted them to flee the country.

Leelee adds, "There are still gigantic Sobieski royal palaces that are maintained all over Poland waiting for the return of the monarchy. If it is restored, I would be in line for the throne."

08/08/2003 09:16