Those who know Helen Mirren know that she is a Jack of all trades – having acted, written, and modeled in her decades-long career in the spotlight.
Mirren – who was appointed Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 – is a highly decorated actor, having her breakthrough in 1980 when she starred in The Long Good Friday with Bob Hoskins.
Mirren then met Taylor Hackford several years later, the director of White Nights, a 1985 film she starred alongside Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, and Isabella Rossellini. The couple have been together since 1997.
Helen Mirren speaks about ageing
Aging almost 60 years since she started acting, Mirren has consistently spoken out on ageist beauty standards and was not particularly impressed when Esquire named her the “Sexiest Woman Alive.”
“I don’t like the word sexual. There are people who are sexual, and [others] who are less sexual. But there’s got to be another word. ‘Sexual’ is so limiting,” she said. “Being powerful is so much more interesting than being beautiful.”
Mirren pulled off a powerful and interesting look in early June at the Ora! Film Festival in Italy, when she wore a bright pink maxi dress, with silver sequins, that’s cinched at the waist. She paired the look with comfortable open-toed silver flats and used a matching pink hair band to pull her long silvery-white hair from her face.
“You’re not supposed to have longer hair after a certain age,” said Mirren, who spoke about her roles in Shazam! and 1923 on the British breakfast TV show, Lorraine.
She continued: “But during Covid, I started growing my hair and I hadn’t actually had long hair since I was in my 20s. And it sort of grew and grew and grew, and I couldn’t be bothered to cut it, basically. I thought, do you know what, it’s pretty cool, I think I’ll stick with it for a little while. It will come off eventually. But I’m kind of enjoying it, it’s quite radical.”
Helen Mirren walks the Paris runway
Now, Mirren has earned the praise of fans after taking to L’Oréal’s spring/summer 2024 runway during this month’s Paris Fashion Week.
For her outfit, she showed off a wild, crimped hairstyle and a silver sequined gown with dramatically long sleeves. Her hair was blown out into a large pouf and she glowed as she strutted down the catwalk.
Fans of the actress took to social media to praise her look, calling her “stunning” and “beautiful”, with many commenting on how she remains stunning at every age. Others complimented Mirren on being a role model for older women, who often feel shunned by the fashion industry due to their age.
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