A FORMER pop star has admitted growing cannabis in her West Footscray Victoria house.

Australia's former Queen of Pop, Allison Durbin, yesterday pleaded guilty at Melbourne Magistrates' Court to cultivating and possessing cannabis.

Magistrate Felicity Broughton sent Ms Durbin, 54, to trial on one count of trafficking cannabis, to which she pleaded not guilty, and one of electricity theft, to which she reserved her plea.

The court had heard Ms Durbin, who goes by her former married name Giles, allegedly supplied cannabis to convicted drug dealer Giuseppe "Joe" Barbaro, whose baby daughter Montana was kidnapped in 2004.

Ms Durbin was released on her own undertaking to appear at the County Court on March 30.