The irresistible draw of charmers with a colourful past

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The irresistible draw of charmers with a colourful past

When Elizabeth Hurley compared love to a "rollercoaster ride", adding that it's exhilirating but sometimes you want to get off, everyone took it to refer to her liaison with well-known ladies' man Shane Warne.

Meanwhile, twice-divorced Earl Spencer, who has romanced his fair share of gorgeous ladies, is to marry again.

This time with a Canadian divorcée who is smart, attractive and classy.

So what is about some men, even those without the obviously devastating looks of a Brad Pitt or the rugged appeal of Clive Owen, that the fairer sex find so enchanting?