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Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (born Helen Lydia Mironoff; 26 July 1945) is an English actor. She has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four SAG Awards, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards. Mirren was born Helen Lydia Mironoff in Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Chiswick, West London. Her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov (1913–1980), was of Russian origin, originally from Smolensk Oblast and her mother, Kitty (née Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda Rogers; 1909–1996), was English. Mirren's paternal grandfather, Colonel Pyotr Vasilievich Mironov, was in the Tsarist Army and fought in the 1904 Russo-Japanese War. He later became a diplomat, and was negotiating an arms deal in Britain, when he and his family were stranded during the Russian Revolution. The former diplomat became a London cab driver to support his family. His son, Helen Mirren's father, changed the family name to the Scottish-sounding Mirren in the 1950s and became known as Basil Mirren. He played the viola with the London Philharmonic before World War II, and later drove a cab and was a driving-test examiner, before becoming a civil servant with the Ministry of

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Helen Mirren -- Drops Best Geriatric Twerk Ever

Helen Mirren
Best Geriatric Twerk Ever!

She's late to the game, but Dame Helen Mirren risked her 68-year-old hip to do some twerking ... and the video is pretty awesome.Helen was at Harvard to receive the Hasty Pudding Club's… READ MORE >

Kelly Osbourne -- Dyeing to Be Helen Mirren

Kelly Osbourne
Dyeing to Be Helen Mirren

Here's "Fashion Police" host Kelly Osbourne sportin' an unfortunate hairdo of various shades of gray at the Golden Globes on Sunday (left) -- and the always stylish Helen Mirren at the same event… READ MORE >

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Russell Brand -- I Kissed a Dame Helen Mirren

Russell Brand -- I Kissed a Dame Helen Mirren

Russell Brand took time out from his wife Katy Perry and swapped spit with his "Arthur" co-star Helen Mirren at the movie's London premiere on Tuesday.Sucks to be them. READ MORE >

- 1181 days ago
Helen Mirren: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Helen Mirren: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Helen Mirren is a gifted actress.Here's the 31-year-old Oscar winner back in 1976 (left) -- and 34 years later, the 65-year-old version in Toronto last month (right).The Queen, indeed.  READ MORE >

- 1366 days ago
Helen Mirren -- Best. Wax. Sculpture. Ever.

Helen Mirren -- Best. Wax. Sculpture. Ever.

At 64,  Helen Mirren is pretty flawless ... and so is her wax sculpture.The Oscar winner (right) posed along side her Madame Tussauds twin (left) at the unveiling in London on Tuesday.They… READ MORE >

- 1525 days ago
Helen Mirren -- Throw Her a Frickin' Bone!

Helen Mirren -- Throw Her a Frickin' Bone!

Some celebs worry about having too much junk in the trunk -- not Helen Mirren, she just is the junk in the trunk.Come on, she's a great Dame, not a Great Dane! See Also Come Helen or High Water  READ MORE >

- 2050 days ago
Helen's Outfit: Less Appealing Than Date Rape

Helen's Outfit: Less Appealing Than Date Rape

There's something Helen Mirren should have said no to at the last second -- her unfortunate body-hiding ensemble.The hot-bodied 63-year-old was snapped for the first time since news of her… READ MORE >

- 2139 days ago
Helen & Linda: Golden Girls Gone Wild

Helen & Linda: Golden Girls Gone Wild

One of them is the Queen, the other is the King's ex -- and they're both royal babes.At 62, Helen Mirren (left) has racked up a very, very impressive body of work -- while Brody Jenner's… READ MORE >

- 2189 days ago
Oscar Noms Chew the Fat with Gummi Bear

Oscar Noms
Chew the Fat with Gummi Bear

The Queen at the same party as Gummi Bear? Something isn't right here. TMZ spotted a (mostly) award-winning crew at the L.A. Confidential party at the Mondrian last night, where one G-lister stuck… READ MORE >

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