Gaga fan Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren is a fan of eccentric singer Lady Gaga because of her ''performance'' of sexuality


This article is from 2010.

Helen Mirren

Gaga fan Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren loves Lady Gaga.

The 'Last Station' actress - who was infamously photographed wearing a bikini on holiday in Italy in 2008 - says she is interested in "slightly perverse" sexuality and is a particular fan of the way the eccentric singer presents herself.

She said: "To this day I love sexuality. I love the art of sexuality. I love Lady Gaga and the performance of sexuality. The mysterious, the artistic and the slightly perverse. I'm interested in all that."

The 64-year-old star - who is married to director Taylor Hackford - admits she hates the way she was perceived when she first started working in theatre productions in the early 70s.

She explained: "In my mind I was a serious actress. But the men in that era got away with such sexist c**p. It was constant. They were pushing me into being Barbara Windsor, that sort of carry on type.

"And it wasn't because of my beauty. I was never beautiful. It was because of my breasts. I don't mind being sexy, but on my terms."

This article is from 2010.

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Big electro tunes and even bigger costumes from poker-faced Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, in support of her fifth studio album, Joanne.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Sun 15 Oct

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Genting Arena, Birmingham

Thu 12 Oct

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