50 Cent is ''turned on'' by Dame Helen Mirren.

The 41-year-old rapper - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - was pictured on the red carpet with the veteran actress at the Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monaco earlier this week, and the flirty photos of the 71-year-old screen legend shielding her face with a fan as she looked at him caused a stir, much to the delight of the 'Candy Shop' hitmaker.

He shared a photo on Instagram of some news coverage of the pictures and wrote: ''I think I love her man, I'm trying not to stare at her.

''She know she turns me on. She just has that thing, you know I can't describe it. LOL (sic)''

And 50 isn't the only younger star to have caught the eye of the 'Queen' actress - who is married to director Taylor Hackford - as Ed Sheeran has revealed he is desperate to shoot a ''love scene'' in a movie with her.

He told The Sun newspaper: ''I always loved Helen. Yeah, if me and Helen could do a love scene. That sounds weird, doesn't it? I'm not a good actor and she's a very good actress so I don't think she'll want to do it.''

The 'Red' actress previously insisted she doesn't think she's particularly ''sexy''.

She said: ''I'm not sexy.

''If you see a painting you love, one that speaks to you, you can say, 'Oh my god, that painting is sexy.' That doesn't mean you want to f**k it.

''When [people say] I'm a sexual object, I'd argue - I'm so not that. It's just something that gets hung on your back and you can never quite get it off.''