9 Reasons We Love Birthday Girl Helen Mirren
In honor of Dame Helen Mirren’s 67th birthday, here are nine reasons we adore her!
Bettys, today is a very special day. Why? Because it’s Helen Mirren’s birthday! We here at BettyConfidential would like to wish Dame Helen a very happy 67th. Our fandom of Helen is no secret, so to mark the occasion, we’re sharing nine reasons we absolutely adore this classy, magnificent lady.
1. The cheeseburger chow-down.
This is how she celebrated her Best Actress Oscar win for 2006’s The Queen—which, remarkably, was her very first Oscar. We think the picture says it all.
2. Those rockin’ bikini pics.
The bikini moment goes hand-in-hand with the cheeseburger one. Not only does she look great (see: aging gracefully), but even more importantly, she looks great for her age. She’s not trying to be a stick-thin, 20-something starlet; she’s hot because all 60+ years of her are hot. Go Helen!
3. Her call for more women directors.
We wrote about this when it happened, but just to reiterate, we love that Dame Helen called out the film industry on how far it still has to go when it comes to letting women directors into a traditionally male-dominated industry. We totally agree with her: We’ve come a long way (shout out to Kathryn Bigelow!), but we still haven’t come far enough. Let’s keep working!
Up next: Find out which band named a song after her and more!