Dame Helen double take
Helen Mirren meets Helen Mirren at Madame Tussauds
Today saw one of Britain’s most celebrated and best loved actresses, Dame Helen Mirren, come face to face with a brand new wax figure of herself. The figure marks yet another accolade for the ever youthful Dame, who has won numerous awards in a career spanning five decades.
On meeting her figure for the first time Dame Helen commented: “It’s like becoming a Dame really; a great honour.” Accompanied by her husband, the film director, Taylor Hackford, both were struck by the incredible likeness. Commenting on her more silent double she added, “My husband wants to marry her; I’m much more argumentative than she is.”
Dame Helen’s wax figure resides in our A-List Party area. Her figure 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.
Liz Edwards, PR Manager at Madame Tussauds commented: “We are delighted to welcome such an iconic Briton into the attraction. Dame Helen, has had a phenomenal career and has frequently topped the visitor surveys we run to find out who the public want to see at Madame Tussauds.” She continued: “We are sure her wax double will feel right at home alongside a cast of fellow acting A-listers. We are absolutely thrilled she came along this morning to meet her figure and hope we get a similarly positive response from guests!”
Dame Helen’s figure took four months to create at a cost of £150,000.
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