01/05/2016 11:49 AM AEST

Helen Mirren Paid Tribute To Prince With A Purple Dress And A Fake Tattoo

Seriously, could she be any cooler?

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WASHINGTON -- English actress Helen Mirren showed off a purple gown and a Prince tattoo at Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner.

Mirren, 70, told the Washington Post that she drew the temporary tattoo herself. Prince adopted the symbol in lieu of his name from 1993 to 2000 after a spat with his record label, which resulted in people calling him "the artist formerly known as Prince" for a time.

The Oscar-winning actress said the look was meant to honor the singer, who died last week at age 57

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