Dame Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren meets Helen Mirren
One of Britain’s most celebrated and best loved actresses, Dame Helen Mirren, came face to face with the launch of her brand new wax figure. Her figure resides in our A-List Party area and has a sophisticated look, dressed in a floor length black dress by Asprey, which she kindly donated. The gown was originally worn at the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards and is teamed with black six inch heels.
Born Ilyena Vasilievna Mironov in London, her father changed their family name in the 1950’s. Mirren attended a Catholic girls’ school in Southend-on-Sea, before joining the National Youth Theatre in London. Dame Helen Mirren has been nominated for over 115 awards and has won 65 of the nominations.
1945: Born in Chiswick, London, England
1963: Auditioned and was accepted to the National Youth Theatre
1965: Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company
1995: Won a Tony Award for A Month in the Country
1996: Won an Emmy Award for Prime Suspect 4 and a Golden Globe Award for Losing chase
1996: Declined appointment as Commander of the order (CBE)
1997: Married American director Taylor Hackford
2001: Won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Godsford Park
2003: Invested as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)
2006: Won an Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG and Golden Globe Award for The Queen, won a Golden Globe, SAG and an Emmy Award for Elizabeth I
2006: Presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by The Critics’ Circle
2007: Won an Emmy Award for Prime Suspects: The Final Act
2009: Had two sittings for her wax figure for Madame Tussauds London
2010: Came face to face with her wax figure at Madame Tussauds for her launch.