FEARLESS star Rosie Perez is proud of her body - stretch marks, cellulite and all.

The 38-year-old actress is a fan of her natural physique - although it took her a long time to learn to love it.

She says, "When I used to look at my cellulite and stretch marks, I always fantasised about liposuction. Then one day my sister CARMEN and I were in Puerto Rico, and she asked if I wanted to go for a swim. I usually wear really long trunks, like men's, but I just didn't feel like it and wore a bikini instead.

"Carmen said, 'I never thought I'd live to see the day when you would let that cellulite out in all its glory!'

"It was so freeing, and that feeling has stayed with me."

She adds, "While rehearsing for Frankie And Johnny in the CLAIR DE LUNE on Broadway, I told Joe Pantoliano, 'I hope you don't mind my saggy t*ts, because they're all mine! And I'm going to represent all the saggy, real-breasted women out there!'"

27/06/2003 09:15