The stars of 'Desperate Housewives' were on the verge of a catfight during a recent photo shoot for 'Vanity Fair' magazine. The 'wives' are currently the toast of tinseltown following the success of their hit show; however, tensions have been rife since Teri Hatcher was singled out for a Golden Globe award.

The five desperados were reportedly at each other's throats during the photo shoot as they fought over swimming costumes and vied for the most flattering angle.

Despite the photogenic benefits of digital enhancement, the crew were treated to a series of diva-like tantrums particularly from Marcia Cross . . . otherwise known as Bree, who insisted upon standing and refused to be placed beside her co-star Nicolette Sheridan