IT MAY not have been her most memorable performance, but Catherine Zeta-Jones is believed to be reprising her role as Catherine the Great.
At the start of her career, the Swansea-born actress stripped to play the part of the 18th-century Russian Empress in a 1995 American TV mini series.
In one saucy scene, she cuddles up to co-star Craig McLachlan in bed.
But, at the time, critics were less than impressed with her performance, dubbing her "Catherine the Mediocre".
Since then, however, the actress has made her name in a string of Hollywood movies and she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2003 for her role as Velma Kelly in Chicago.
It is rumoured that she will now play Catherine the Great once more in a new feature film, which will be shot in Russia later this year with co-star Titanic actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Catherine the Great was one of a handful of TV series Catherine starred in after moving to America during the mid '90s in a bid to make her name.
Although most of the shows were not overwhelming successes, Catherine once insisted that each role served a purpose.
"I took those relatively bad roles in relatively bad movies because I needed to be seen," she said in an interview.
Catherine the Great was a sweeping costume drama telling the story of a young woman who rises from a relatively obscure position in the royal court to become one of the most remarkable monarchs in history.
Catherine played the 15-year-old German princess in 18th-century Russia.
The mini series co-starred Omar Sharif, Brian Blessed and former Neighbours star McLachlan.