Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is so proud of his vast shoe collection - he has his gold-plated footwear protected by armed guards at his weekday suite at California's Sacramento Hyatt Regency hotel.

The TERMINATOR star has more than 100 boots at his Los Angeles home, and is nicknamed IMELDA MARCUS by his wife, Maria Shriver, in honour of the former First Lady of the Philippines who owned over 2,000 pairs of footwear during her husband's presidency (1965-86).

But the actor-turned-politician refuses to leave his shoes without someone to protect them, and insists: "It's my rule."

08/08/2005 09:07