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A Lookback At Helen Mirren's Career Path

Both a stage and film actress, 75-year-old Helen Mirren has been an ever present in the entertainment industry for 54 years and has graced audiences with impressive performances. Let us take a look at some vintage photos that contain Helen Mirren's youthful beauty!

1. 1965

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In 1965, Helen Mirren starred as Cleopatra in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra at London's Old Vic Theatre. With the black wig and dress, the actress looked just like an Egyptian queen.

2. 1968

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In 1968 at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, another Shakespearean tragedy, Troilus and Cressida was staged. In a simple babydoll dress, Mirren showed the beauty of the Trojan Cressida.

3. 1969

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Taken outside Heathrow Airport, Mirren was posing with her Royal Shakespeare colleague, Eric Porter. Her simple black sweater broke down the sense of distance.

4. 1969

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Instead of fancy gowns, Mirren chose to wear a white button-down shirt and wide-leg pants at Age of Consent's promotional reception. The look was simple but still chic and decent.

5. 1969

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Black seemed to suit her well. This black suit made Mirren look professional, while the round sunglasses, bows, and Mary Jane shoes added a lovely touch. 

6. 1977

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In her leisure time, Mirren was more into casual clothes. Loose overalls and a newsboy cap suited her down to the ground.

7. 1978

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Mirren is quite a devoted classic drama actress. In the Greek tragedy TV adaptation Agamemnon, Mirren's Cassandra was covered with dramatic makeup, curly hair, and Intricate jewelry, making it hard to recognize the actress.

8. 1975

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In the '70s, when the Little Black dress started its decades long place in vogue, Mirren still had a way to stun people. Coupled with a plunging black dress and red lipstick, she was the center of attention.

9. 1980

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When the Jacobean tragedy was adapted into a stage production, Mirren played the role of the Duchess. The tiara and matched glistering costume add to the sense of dignity. 

10. 1982

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It seems the actress was really into the combination of black and white. With a black cocktail hat, black dress with a lace collar, and pearl necklace, Mirren looked every bit the historical aristocrat. 

11. 1985

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Mirren in the photo embodied '80s style. Her Victorian lace ball gown, tied-up hairstyle, and metallic belt were iconic symbols of the 80s. 

12. 1986

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Together with her husband, Taylor Hackford, Mirren appeared at the American Jewish Committee's Corwin Awards. They were matched in black and white. 

13. 1989

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At the premiere of When the Whales Came, Mirren changed her usual black-and-white look. She was glowing in her bright orange dress.

14. 1993

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At the BAFTA Awards, Mirren showed up in an all-white ensemble: white har, dress, blazer, and pearl necklace. 

15. 1994

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The actress was dressed up in a vintage style at the 40th Annual Drama Desk Awards. With a blue corset, white skirt, and silk shawl, Mirren posted elegantly with Patrick Stewart. 

16. 1995

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In this photoshoot taken in the late '90s, Mirren showed a different side with a regal look. Playfulness and elegance were perfectly combined. 

17. 1995

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At the 1995 Academy Awards, Mirren was back in all white: a white ensemble with accompanying fascinator. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the Madness of King George. 

18. 1997

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At the 1997 Golden Globes, Mirren showed up in all black with only her red banquet purse to add a bit of color. 

19. 1997

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Mirren wore a one-piece dress and long gloves at the 1996 Emmy Awards. The neckpiece added a sense of modernity to her elegant style. 

20. 1999

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At the age of 54, Helen Mirren is still a confident actress with a powerful aura.  

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