OSCAR winner Sean Penn has confessed his secret Hollywood crush - late screen siren Ava Gardner.

The Mystic River actor admits he's entranced by the actress, who died in 1990 aged 77.

He says, "Well, it's got to be Ava Gardner, doesn't it? I remember somebody, asked if he'd have an affair with Ava Gardner, said, 'No.' Asked why not, he said, 'Too addictive.'"

21/12/2004 09:33