British actress Helen Mirren has branded historic English monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH I a "slut" - despite her virginal reputation. Mirren, who plays the so-called Virgin Queen in new British TV series ELIZABETH I, insists the flame-haired 16th century ruler was raunchier than people think. She tells the New York Daily News, "It's never been confirmed that Elizabeth was a virgin. "It's like the Virgin Mary - it's about branding, a logo. To use a modern term, Elizabeth was actually a bit of a slut."