Caitlin McBride Twitter Email. With hashtags to represent every type of body out there, it looks like ageism is next on the list with famous faces like Helen Mirren leading the charge. The year-old actress is as famous for her offscreen elegance as she is her onscreen portrayals and after photos of her hitting the beach in a pink bikini circulated in when she was 63 years old, she's being credited with bringing back the two piece for over 50s.
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Haunting: Dame Helen Mirren says she will never live up to her famous bikini shot. Millions of women around the world were left stunned after seeing a picture of Dame Helen Mirren in her bikini on holiday three years ago. But now the actress, 66, has come forward to admit that the famous shot will 'haunt' her for the rest of her life.
By Anita SinghShowbusiness Editor. The year-old actress, who won an Oscar for The Queentook part in the Juergen Teller shoot to publicise her latest role as a brothel madam in Love Ranch. I'm not a prude or a moralist and I never have been, but I'm too fearful, too much of a wimp, really.
Registered in Ireland: And yet the award-winning actress has not allowed herself to be objectified, playing powerful women, from hard-as-nails police detective Jane Tennison in hit TV drama Prime Suspect, to Her Majesty The Queen on both stage and screen. The older she gets, the more glamorous Dame Helen seems to become.
Dame Helen Mirren is sitting in a chair with her head in her hands, giggling in embarrassment. Mirren has never been one to shy away from stripping off on screen. She's got a matriarchal authority but she's very, very sexy.
In the latest issue of New York magazine, the queen goes topless, in a tub, for photographer Juergen Teller. The occasion is her appearance in the upcoming movie Love Ranch, about the real brothel Mustang Ranch, in which she plays a madam. The effect of the photos is to remind us that you can be sexy and gorgeous and yes, a little bit naughty, even at the age—Mirren is almost 65—when some might say women are supposed to be grandmotherly and look like Mrs.
They point out how refreshing it is for a woman approaching 63 to be confident about her body, particularly in this age of botox and anorexia. Judging by the way it supports her ample bosom without digging in or revealing too much, either one is a safe bet. And yes, I do agree that she looks phenomenal in it. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable, and knowing the suit is going to a support you, b not ride up, and c not fall down is half the battle.
Due to some drama with volcanic ash, we weren't able to make it to Cannes this year. Fortunately, French-speaking fictional freelancer Betsey Morgenstern had already washed ashore, so we hustled her over to the festival to cover it for us. Photo via Getty.