- NAME: Helen Mirren
- OCCUPATION: Actress
- BIRTH DATE: July 26, 1945 (Age: 68)
- EDUCATION: St. Bernard's High School, National Youth Theatre, New College of Speech and Drama
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Chiswick, London, England, United Kingdom
- Full Name: Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE
- AKA: Dame Helen Mirren
- AKA: Helen Lydia Mirren
- Originally: Illiana Lydia Petrovna Mironova
- AKA: Illiana Mironova
- AKA: Illiana Lydia Petrovna Mironoff
- AKA: Illiana Mironoff
- Nickname: "The Sex Queen of Stratford"
- AKA: Helen Mirren
- ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
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Helen Mirren is a revered, award-winning actress who’s film and TV work includes Prime Suspect, Caligula, Shadowboxer, Elizabeth I and The Queen.
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Mirren went on to earn accolades for her role as another supportive spouse; she played Alma Reville, the wife of director Alfred Hitchcock, in the 2012 biopic Hitchcock. She co-stars with Anthony Hopkins, who plays the film's title character,
Mirren, who vowed she would never marry, tied the knot with Hackford in 1997. They reside in both Los Angeles and London.
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