Dame Helen Mirren (opens in new tab) has been wowing with her sex appeal since her career began in the mid-Sixties.
But the award-winning TV, film and stage actress has proved she's got much, much more going for her than just her looks, playing powerful women, from hard-as-nails police detective Jane Tennison in hit TV drama Prime Suspect (opens in new tab), to Her Majesty The Queen on both stage and screen.
Effortlessly glamorous (David Crotty/AP)
The older she gets, the more glamorous Dame Helen seems to become. So to mark her 70th birthday, here are some of her most memorable style moments. From pink hair to THAT red bikini, and everything in between.
THE EARLY YEARS
Smouldering on screen in Hussy in 1979 (PA)
Going for bold animal print in 1998 (Peter Jordan/PA)
Prime elegance as Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect (Chris Martinez/AP)
The Queen meets The Dame (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Playing Her Majesty in The Queen (Greg Allen/AP)
Dame Helen shows off her curtsy at The Queen premiere in Venice (Luca Bruno/AP)
As the Queen in the Oscar-winning movie The Queen (PA)
Showing off her honour after becoming a Dame in 2003 (Fiona Hanson/PA)
THE MANY FACES OF HELEN…
Helen was inspired to dye her hair pink by an episode of America's Next Top Model (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
The Dame can twerk (Elise Amendola/AP)
Wearing a "United" T-shirt to an awards event in New York shortly after 9/11 (Rich Lee/PA)
As Miss January in the Calendar Girls charity calendar in 2003 (John Giles)
Well over 60 and wearing a bikini- Helen Mirren. pic.twitter.com/IY5lnSWsF3
— Juliana Cromhout (@Juliana_SAfrica) January 10, 2015
At nearly 68
— Teresa Ann McLean (@TamaTeresa) July 23, 2014
— Gossip Starz (@IAMGOSSIPSTARZ) July 16, 2015
Lady in red (Tammie Arroyo/AP)
Leaving her hand prints in the pavement outside Graumann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (Tammie Arroyo/AP)
Now that’s star quality (Chris Pizzello/AP)
Flying the flag for the Brits at the Oscars (Amy Sancetta/AP)
Winning a Bafta for The Queen ( Ian West/PA)
Winning her Academy Award for The Queen in 2006 (Kevork Djansezian/AP)
GOOD TIME GAL
‘Give us a twirl’ (Ian West/PA)
Helen promotes her movie The Hundred-Foot Journey with co-stars Manish Dayal and Om Puri (Joel Ryan/Invision)
Being cheeky with Russell Brand (Evan Agostini/AP)
A thoroughly Mod woman (Ian West/PA)
Puckering up for Noddy (Lewis Whyld/PA)
Getting her claws out (Sang Tan/AP)
Olé! Helen plays up to the cameras (Anthony Harvey/PA)
Helen with British troops (Sean Dempsey/PA)
Not afraid to show a little cleavage age 61 (Chris Pizzello/AP)
A jewel in the world of showbiz (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Bollywood chic (Francis Specker/PA)
Ever-popular with TVTimes readers (Paget Baker/PA)
Keeping the sun at bay in Venice (Ian West/PA)
Simply radiant at 65 (Carlo Allegri/AP)
That’s why the lady is a vamp (Yui Mok/PA)
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