KYLIE Minogue has admitted her internationally-famous derriere has taken on a life of its own!
The diminutive Aussie star with arguably the planet's most talked-about rears said: "I think of my bottom as something entirely separate to me."
The former Neighbours star, now 46, said the enduring, indeed gravity-defying, appeal of her bottom was due to high-heels and good lighting.
She said: "Probably the reason for it is the fact I've spent most of my adult life dancing around in very high heels. If I'm ever honestly asked to explain my job I'd say I was a high-heel stunt woman. And I always make sure I am best friends with the lighting man on any shoot I do."
"And I always make sure I am best friends with the lighting man on any shoot I do."
However, Kylie said her success is not down to her bottom but to sheer Aussie-style hard graft.
She said: "I like to think I am firm but fair. But I definitely have moments on tour when I'm on stage and I'll see, for example, one of my dancers start to go a bit stir-crazy and improvise a few steps or miss a few and my blood starts to boil."
The star says her angry face is "like a laser look that will cut you in two".
But, she reasons that she will "be the one who will face it head-on straight afterwards".