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Oscar winning former English actress


Dame Helen Mirren, DBE has achieved four Academy Award nominations and won one. She has also won four SAG Awards, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes and four Emmy Awards. Helen Mirren won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2007 movie The Queen. She is married to Taylor Hackford.

Helen Mirren Info

Birth nameIlyena Vasilievna Mironov
Date of BirthJuly 26, 1945
Place of BirthHammersmith, England
Spouse (s)Taylor Hackford (1997-present)
Years active1965–present
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 I don't have a favourite. They're all great. I love the guy in the wheelchair, actually, 
— Helen Mirren is a fan of Glee's Kevin McHale / January 12, 2012
 I think the fact that it was a proactive role for a woman my age. Really proactive roles are comparatively rare for me. 
— Helen Mirren about his upcoming movie The Debt / September 05, 2011
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 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. 
— Helen Mirren / March 10, 2011
 Honestly, I don’t think kids should be made to read Shakespeare at all. I think children’s very first experience of Shakespeare should always be in performance, in the theatre, or on film – mostly in theatre, but it should be a performance because that makes it alive and real. 
— Helen Mirren thinks reading Shakespeare in schools is a waste of time / March 04, 2011
 There were men in my life with whom I would like to have had children — this lovely little thing as a memory of this or that relationship. But children grow up and become emotional attachments. They don’t want to see you and they behave like I behaved as a teenager. 
— Helen Mirren / February 23, 2011

 I just want to be ‘me’. There is something wonderful about knowing I can do what I choose, work commitments notwithstanding, without encumbrance. I always did — and still do — value my freedom too highly. 
— Helen Mirren wants her freedeom / February 23, 2011
 I loathe, I hate, chick flicks. I think women as an audience have to take responsibility. 
— Helen Mirren hates chick flicks / February 07, 2011
 It’s the film industry in America. It’s not the film art. It’s not the world of art. It can be very artistic. But a film, unlike a painting, or even a piece of music, certainly a novel, is an incredibly expensive thing to produce. And they know that the people that drive cinema-going are young men and their girlfriends. But it’s the young men who choose the movie. Girls go out together to see a chick flick or something. 
— Helen Mirren hates chick flicks / February 07, 2011