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Helen Mirren Says It Gets Better (After Your 20s)

“The hardest period in life is one’s 20s. It’s a shame because you’re your most gorgeous and you’re physically in peak condition. But it’s actually when you’re most insecure and full of self-doubt. When you don’t know what’s going to happen, it’s frightening.”

—It’s difficult to imagine Helen Mirren was ever insecure or filled with self-doubt — that’s her back in the day, yowza! — but apparently it is so. Would that we all age gracefully with kick-ass-edness, as she does. [Esquire] Keep reading »

Little Shop Of Helen

Dame Helen Mirren is a very accomplished lady. In addition to the many parts she’s played, we can now add the role of “carnivorous plant” to her resume. This week, Helen unveiled her new namesake plant, the “Helen,” at London’s Chelsea Flower Show. The “Helen,” born and bred in Sri Lanka, is a rare hybrid from the genus Nepenthes, a breed of carnivorous plants known “tropical pitcher plants” because monkeys often drink rain water out of them. It’s all so very “Little Shop of Horrors.” Let’s hope the “Helen” doesn’t have a thirst for human blood. Bwah ha ha ha! [This Is London UK] Keep reading »

Hell Yeah, Helen Mirren

It should come as no surprise that a woman who can rock animal print and leather at 65, once wrapped her girls in a sequined crop top. Damn. [F**k Yeah, Hot Actress] Keep reading »

Helen Mirren Positively Growls

Damn you, Helen Mirren, for looking so fine. Mirren proves that wearing leopard-print after 50 doesn’t have to look like some tickety-tackity cougartown tragedy. Here she is at the London premiere of “Arthur” in an animal-print Dolce & Gabbana gown and leather jacket, and it works. How you do sexy so well, lady? [W.E.R.Q] Keep reading »

Helen Mirren Doesn’t Want To Be Your Stinkin’ Sex Symbol

“I love to dress up. But that’s just me. I don’t want to lay it on anyone else. If I’m held up as some sort of symbol that you have to be sexy in your 60s … well, why the f**k do you have to be sexy in your 60s? You don’t. You just have to be content and happy and hopefully healthy. I’m not putting [pressure] on people. I don’t see myself that way. And it’s very often [perpetrated by] women journalists. They say things like, ‘Tell me the secret of how you look so good?’” [rolls her eyes] Go away! Don’t do this to other women. Don’t use this interview in that way.”

Helen Mirren proves she’s still the most kickass lady in all of Hollywood. May we all have such a healthy attitude towards our own appearance, and the appearance of other women, as we age and become less conventionally “attractive.” [Scotsman] Keep reading »

This Year’s Best Oscar Presenters Were Senior Citizens

Last night’s Oscars was billed as “young and hip” thanks to James Franco and Anne Hathway, so it’s interesting that my two favorite presenters of the night were ages 65 and 94. We’ll start with the baby of those two—Helen Mirren. While so many of last night’s presenters were stilted and visibly nervous, Helen appeared with her good friend and “Arthur” co-star, Russell Brand, to present the award for Best Foreign Film. Helen spoke in French while Russell gave hilariously inaccurate translations of what she said. Their rapport was so adorable and natural. I think Helen is amazing—not to mention pretty banging for an AARP member—and I have a full-fledged crush on Brand after reading a bit of My Booky Wook 2 and finding out that he is a former chubster. Honestly, it kind of left me wondering—why didn’t these two host the Oscars? It would have made more sense with the whole young-meets-old theme the Academy went for this year. Keep reading »

Helen Mirren Does Not Worship At The Altar Of The 18-Year-Old Male Penis

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 »

Helen Mirren Shares Her Beauty Secrets

“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 »

Helen Mirren Tries To Clean Russell Brand

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 »

Quotable: Helen Mirren Is An Unexpected Miley Cyrus Fan

“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 »

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