Tell it, girl.
Dame Helen Mirren is almost too fab for words (but we're gonna try anyway). Her decades-long career has inspired countless actresses and her relationship with husband Taylor Hackford is a model we should all follow.
Since beginning her career at the Royal Shakespeare Theater in England, she has proved that hard work and perseverance pays off BIG time. Acting in the theater eventually turned into a debut on Broadway, which led to the amazing movie star she is now.
But even as she grew to fame (and even as we know her now), Helen Mirren is anything but conceited or arrogant. Sure, she might revel in the praises people give her and enjoy winning awards for her performances, but that's only because she's put in the work and can now enjoy the reward.
And with awards like Emmys, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and more under her belt, she definitely deserves to enjoy everything she's earned in life.
And being in the business for so long, you can bet that she's probably seen and done it all. Which makes her such a great role model because if anyone can go through life as a Hollywood star and come out decades later looking flawless and regal as ever, it's Dame Helen Mirren.
Of course, since she has been in the game for so long, she's the perfect person to ask for advice. Not only has she experienced it all, but she could probably give you some amazing words of wisdom about everything under the sun. And if I were getting advice from Helen Mirren herself, I would ALWAYS take it.
So to express our deep love for this amazing actress and artist, we've rounded up our favorite quotes from the queen herself.
"[Sex appeal] … becomes less relevant with age, which is a good thing. Everything changes as we get older, and we have to applaud that fact, don't we?" — Helen Mirren
"I'd like to be remembered as a productive person and someone who at least did no harm. And certainly as a great artist, because that's been my primary motivating force. And also, as a nice person—though I'm sure a lot of people don't think I'm nice!" — Helen Mirren
"I never felt the need for a child and never felt the loss of it. I'd always put my work before anything." — Helen Mirren
"I used to say to Taylor, 'Oh why didn't we meet earlier?' But it's a really good thing, because we probably wouldn't be together now. I couldn't have dealt with him earlier on." — Helen Mirren
"I don't believe that if you do good, good things will happen. Everything is completely accidental and random. Sometimes bad things happen to very good people and sometimes good things happen to bad people. But at least if you try to do good things, then you're spending your time doing something worthwhile." — Helen Mirren
"There is that awful moment when you realize that you're falling in love. That should be the most joyful moment, and actually it's not. It's always a moment that's full of fear because you know, as night follows day, the joy is going to rapidly be followed by some pain or other. All the angst of a relationship." — Helen Mirren
"I was never that kind of star. I was never cast because I was gorgeous." — Helen Mirren
"The trick in life is learning how to deal with it." — Helen Mirren
"Flesh sells. People don't want to see pictures of churches. They want to see naked bodies." — Helen Mirren
"Being me right now is sort of amazing." — Helen Mirren
"I actually won my first Golden Globe for something called "Losing Chase". Kyra Sedgwick and me fell in love with each other, and it was a lovely piece about women loving women. In my heart of hearts I love women more than I love men. I mean sexuality aside - I'm heterosexual. I guess I'm heterosexual. I loved my friend I had at college because there was a sense of camaraderie and physical closeness that doesn't have to be sexual." — Helen Mirren
"As you get older, naked stuff gets easier." — Helen Mirren
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