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Originally posted 08/01/2011 06:45AM
All bow to Her Majesty. The Queen Oscar winner Helen Mirren isn't just a golden girl in the acting department – she's got a hot bod.
How hot? The 66-year-old Mirren just beat Elle MacPherson, and Jennifer Lopez and Pippa Middleton for the title of "Body of the Year," according to a survey of 2,000 people commissioned by the L.A. Fitness gym chain.
Dame Helen was the choice of nearly 18 percent of the respondents, while MacPherson, 48, known as "The Body," was picked by just more than 10 percent.
Originally posted 02/03/2011 05:35PM
Russell Brand is one lucky guy.
Aside from being married to Katy Perry, he gets to make out with Jennifer Garner and share a bed with Helen Mirren in his latest film, Arthur. In it, Brand plays a wealthy guy who woos lots of beauties, including Garner, whom he likens to a "fairy princess."
So what was it like kissing his leading lady?
"There's a brand of red-velvet cake; her mouth is made of that," he tells NextMovie.com. "She smashes you in the mouth [in] those kissing scenes. If I was Ben Affleck, man, I'd be pissed off."
Originally posted 01/25/2011 12:30PM
Remember those used yellow undies Russell Brand wrote about giving Dame Helen Mirren in his second memoir, Booky Wook 2?
Well, Mirren, 65, takes her pal's private souvenir very seriously.
"I'm going to frame them and hang them over my bed," the Oscar winner told reporters at Saturday's Producers Guild of America Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills.
Originally posted 10/04/2010 08:25AM
"Confidence. Potency. Female energy. Roaring estrogen."
Russell Brand isn't lacking for superlatives in describing the sexiness of Helen Mirren, his costar in The Tempest. Speaking to PEOPLE at the film's premiere in New York on Saturday, Brand seemed practically in awe of Mirren's power.
"She's got that potency, doesn't she?" he said. "That's why she can play queens and leaders."
Originally posted 06/30/2010 03:30PM
Taylor Hackford was pleasantly surprised when he flipped open New York Magazine to find images of his wife, Helen Mirren, nude in a bathtub.
"She said she did a photo session with New York magazine," Hackford told PEOPLE at Tuesday's New York premiere of Love Ranch, which he directed. "I had no idea what they were until I saw them in the magazine."
The photos, which Hackford says he "loved," correspond with Mirren's role in Love Ranch as the madame of a legalized brothel.
Originally posted 05/11/2010 11:15AM
Double take! Looks like Dame Helen Mirren is the latest star to get her own Madame Tussauds wax figure – but the Brit's statue is so life-like, it's tough to tell which one is the real actress and which is the wax figure. Can you tell?
Looks like her husband, director Taylor Hackford, was stumped too. In fact, he (jokingly, we think) smooched the wax figure at Tuesday's unveiling in London, while Mirren, 64, playfully looked on, scolding him.
Tell us in the comments below: Were you stumped too by Mirren's likeness? Did Madame Tussaud's get it right?
Originally posted 04/23/2010 09:55AM
Dame Helen Mirren won an Oscar for running the House of Windsor, in 2006's The Queen. But how will she fare running the life of film's most hilarious drunk?
Given that there's basically nothing Mirren can't do, the results should be inspired when she assumes the re-imagined role of Hobson the Butler in the remake of the 1981 hit Arthur, set to star Russell Brand in the role immortalized by the late Dudley Moore, reports Variety.
Mirren, 64, is taking on quite a challenge herself – given that the frankly hilarious role of Hobson won a Supporting Actor Oscar for the late Sir John Gielgud. Rather than a butler to inebriated Manhattan playboy Arthur, however, Mirren reportedly is set to play the wealthy heir's longtime nanny.
Originally posted 02/02/2010 10:00AM
"I'm very happy and honored for Christopher, myself and our film. I think Tolstoy himself would have been perplexed by all this, but, Sofya his wife would have been over the moon. So in that spirit, I am too."
Helen Mirren reacts to her Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role as Leo Tolstoy's wife in The Last Station.
Originally posted 01/26/2010 08:55AM
Helen Mirren is notoriously celebrated for her natural, unenhanced beauty. But the Queen Oscar winner says she understands the pressure women feel to turn back the clock surgically.
"You go, 'I don't want to look at that face anymore,' and I understand that, absolutely," the actress, 64, tells the British morning show GMTV.
And she refuses to judge women who seek out cosmetic treatments to make themselves look younger. "I think people should be allowed to do whatever they want to make themselves feel happy," Mirren says.
Originally posted 01/22/2010 04:45PM
Screen legend and Oscar winner Helen Mirren, who sports some of the classiest styles on the celebrity scene, says she's "utterly disgusted" by her tattoo – a tiny symbol near her left thumb.
However, her feelings stem not from the tattoo itself – which Mirren told Good Morning America happened a "very, very long time ago" when she was "very, very drunk" – but because it no longer sets her apart from the crowd.
"I decided to get a tattoo because it was the most shocking thing I could think of doing," explained Mirren, 64. "Now I'm utterly disgusted and shocked because it's become completely mainstream, which is unacceptable to me."
Mirren, who is getting Oscar buzz for her role as Leo Tolstoy's wife in The Last Station, has said that the symbol was inked by an Indian artist while she was on the road in Minnesota touring with a play.
– Blane Bachelor
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