Helen Mirren is one of those people who, when she talks, you listen. This Tuesday, the Dame received the Sherry Lansing Leaderships Award — so named for the former CEO of Paramount Pictures — at The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Women in Entertainment breakfast. Although consummately gracious for receiving her award, Helen criticized the subtle sexism of Hollywood, which puts older actresses out to pasture while keeping older male actors in the stables and produces films that “worship at the altar of the 18- and 25-year-old male and his penis.” Helen’s summation? “Quite small, I always think.”
After the jump, a transcript of Helen’s speech: Keep reading »
“Holding your tummy in is another trick for making you look and feel good. I don’t know why, but I do, by nature, hold my tummy in. [... And] Four-inch platforms give you great height and make your legs look unbelievably long. I used only to be able to get them in stripper shops, but now you can buy them everywhere – although, unfortunately, that means everyone else has discovered the trick too.”
— Helen Mirren, who turned heads with her bikini pics two years ago when she was just shy of 63, shares some of her beauty tips with the Daily Mail. [via Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Yesterday, Russell Brand tweeted this photo of him with his “Arthur” co-star, Helen Mirren, along with the caption, “At last. A bath from Helen Mirren. Never has getting clean been more dirty.” Kind of adorbs. In other news, they’ve been filming right down the road from The Frisky offices. Field trip! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“I’m thrilled young girls are claiming their sexuality for themselves. I love bold women: Madonna and Scarlett Johansson—sexy and gorgeous, but not only that. And Miley Cyrus—fantastic! And Lady Gaga. I love the way she’s elevated pop to performance art, or dragged performance art down to pop, or maybe made a wonderful amalgam of the two.”
– Helen Mirren is not someone you would expect to love Miley and Gaga, being that she’s a posh Dame and all, but then again, she did let Juergen Teller photograph her in the bath. [New York] Keep reading »
Dear God, please let me look this effortlessly beautiful when I am her age. One more (censored) photo after the jump. To see the nipple-ish photo, you’ll have to check out the profile of the Dame at NYMag.com.
UPDATE: New York wants to keep (almost) all evidence of Helen’s nekkidness to themselves and made us take down the full photo, so if you want to see, you’ll have to look over yonder. Keep reading »
Normally, celebrity wax figures make me crap my pants from fright, but Helen Mirren’s double is so damn realistic and flattering, I could genuinely imagine someone doing a double take. Doesn’t hurt that, in the flesh, she’s the most gloriously beautiful older lady I think I’ve ever seen. [Madame Tussaud's, London, 5/11/10] Keep reading »
Dame Helen Mirren is speaking out on behalf of disgruntled British actors. In a recent interview, she urged Hollywood to stop typecasting Brits as villains. I’d never thought about it before, but Dame Helen may have a point. No one does dastardly quite like the Brits. After the jump, some English villains who made us cower in fear … or at least laugh. This one’s for you, Helen! [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
“I was very, very drunk. It was a very, very long time ago, when only sailors and Hell’s Angels were tattooed, honestly, and prisoners. And I decided to get a tattoo because it was the most shocking thing I could think of doing.”
— Helen Mirren explains the tattoo on her hand [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
The big 4-0 maybe the new 30, but 50 and up are the new twentysomething! From their way with men to their media coverage, the only hot flashes these ladies suffer from are from the paparazzi! Just check out these celeb sex symbols:
Cher This fierce fashionista may be suiting up as Catwoman at 62! Rumor has it, she is director Christopher Nolan’s first choice to play the purring vixen in the next Batman movie. He wants a vamp that’s adored by younger men — in this case, the younger men may be gay, but hey, she still rocks!
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