Hunky actor Michael Vartan is deeply disappointed after missing out on an internet auction - to bid for a pillowcase with his face on it.

Vartan, who's currently dating his ALIAS co-star Jennifer Garner, opted to bid for the unusual item after hearing about it through a friend - but a fan of his got there first.

He says, "I eBAYed myself because a friend told me that some lunatic had made a pillowcase with my face on it.

"I thought it would be a very funny joke gift to give my mom for her birthday.

"I did, however, find a Victor Garber key chain that had a picture of him on the front, and on the back it said, 'And on the eighth day, God created Victor Garber.'"

21/05/2004 12:40