Date: 31st March 2005

Swank fined for carrying fruit

Hilary Swank has been fined for carrying fruit into New Zealand.

The actress breached the country's quarantine laws after failing to declare an apple and an orange when she arrived at Auckland airport in January on a flight from Los Angeles.

An appeal was rejected and she has been ordered to pay 75 plus costs of 11 reports the Evening Standard.

Swank won this year's Best Actress Oscar for her role in Million Dollar Baby.

Source: Press Release