Once Upon A Time In Mexico beauty Eva Mendes kept a naughty secret from co-star Johnny Depp on the set of their new movie - she has a huge crush on him.

The sexy 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS stunner used to dream of the hunky PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL actor during her teenage years, but was too embarrassed to reveal her devotion to the dad-of-two, who is happily settled with French star Vanessa Paradis.

She says, "He's one of the most beautiful men I've ever seen. When I was a little girl, I actually had his posters on my wall. It was a total crush.

"So, I have to admit I was a little nervous working with him. I just couldn't tell him about it. He really surprised me with how funny he was."

12/09/2003 13:30