A George Clooney fan dodged 40 security men guarding the film star - by dressing as a hotel maid.

The 22-year-old student, known only as Francesca, carried a tray of food up to the actor's plush sixth-floor suite in Rome.

She was only rumbled as she went to knock on the door, and guards escorted her from the hotel, says The Sun.

As security was stepped up, reports claimed CIA agents were now protecting the cast of Ocean's Twelve, which Clooney is filming in Italy.

One Italian security worker said: "This girl was very pretty and used her looks to the full. She wasn't a threat, but was taken away."

Ananova