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Helen Mirren Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Helen Lydia Mironoff
Place Of Birth
London, England
78 years old
Birth Date
July 25 1945

Helen Mirren Facts

Child Star?
Actress, Comedian
Education & Qualifications
St. Bernard's High School for Girls
Net Worth
Current Partner
Taylor Hackford
Vasily Petrovich Mironoff, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda
Katherine Mirren, Peter Basil Mirren

About Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren is a renowned and acclaimed British actress.

One of the most renowned actors on stage, television, and in film, she began her acting career on stage with the National Youth Theatre. She is one of the few actors who has won the Triple Crown of Acting; an Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award.

With her acting abilities, Dame Helen Mirren, a talented and varied artist, has garnered countless fans. She became well-known due to her enthusiasm for the subject and drive to succeed. She has been successful because of her dedication and love for acting and performing.

Helen Mirren has a long history of accomplishments in theater, film, and television. She has also received two Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival, three Golden Globes, four Emmys, four BAFTAs, one Tony, and one Academy Award for Best Actress.

Keep reading to learn more about the professional life and personal life of the acclaimed English actor, Dame Helen Mirren!

Helen Mirren Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Helen Mirren’s net worth?

Helen Mirren has an approximate net worth of around $100 million as of 2022.

How much does Helen Mirren earn per year?

The exact annual income of Helen Mirren is not known and will vary depending on her roles.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Helen Mirren?

Helen Mirren is 5 ft 4 in (162.5 cm) tall.

How old is Helen Mirren?

Helen Mirren was born on July 26, 1945, so she celebrated her 77th birthday in July 2022.

Childhood And Education

Dame Helen Mirren was born Helen Lydia Mironov, in West London, to her English mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda Rogers, and Russian father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov. Helen grew up alongside her two siblings and spent her early days learning about acting. Helen Mirren has a sister named Katherine Mirren, and she had a brother named Peter Basil Mirren. When she was nine years old, her father changed the family name to Mirren.

While a student at Hamlet Court Primary School in Westcliff-on-Sea, she played a lead role in a school production of 'Hansel and Gretel'. She continued to participate in school plays while attending St. Bernard's High School for Girls in Southend-on-Sea. She enrolled at her mother's encouragement at the New College of Speech and Drama, a teaching college in London.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Helen Mirren’s partner?

Helen Mirren married Taylor Hackford in 1997, when she was 52 years old, but the couple has been together since 1986, when they started dating. Mirren and Hackford don't have any children, as Mirren has stated on several occasions that she likes children, but never wanted her own and lacks maternal instincts.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Helen Mirren started acting at an early age and was selected for the lead role of Cleopatra in the play, 'Antony and Cleopatra', at the National Youth Theatre, at the age of 20. Later, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and acted in plays such as 'Macbeth', 'Troilus and Cressida', and 'The Revenger's Tragedy'.

Mirren made her Broadway debut in the play, 'A Month In The Country', and her portrayal of Natalya Petrovna earned her a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress.

As for her on-screen roles, Dame Helen Mirren has over 140 credits to her name as an actress. Her big-screen debut was in 1968, when she played the role of Hermia in the motion picture, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Her reputation shot up with her portrayal of Ophelia/Gertrude in 'Hamlet' in 1976. Her first significant role in Hollywood was in the 1969 film, 'Age Of Consent'.

Later, Helen Mirren appeared in movies such as 'Savage Messiah', 'S.O.S Titanic', and 'White Nights'. She received rave reviews for her performances in the 1979 movie, 'The Long Good Friday', and the 1981 film, 'Excalibur'. Mirren won the award for Best Actress for the film, 'Cal', at Cannes Film Festival in 1985.

Helen Mirren appeared in critically acclaimed movies, 'The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover' in 1989, and 'Mosquito Coast' in 1986. In 1994, she played the role of Queen Charlotte in the comedy-drama movie, 'The Madness Of King George'.

Mirren continued acting and has since become one of the most recognized faces in Hollywood, owing to her magnificent performances in movies and TV series.

In 2006, the critically acclaimed movie, 'The Queen', was released, in which she starred in the lead role of the Queen, for which she won several awards.

More recently, Dame Helen Mirren has appeared in successful movies, such as the 2010 action-comedy movie, 'Red', and the 2012 biopic, 'Hitchcock'.

Charity Work

Helen Mirren has made a lot of difference in people's lives through her association with charitable foundations. She is associated with trusts such as Book Aid International, Children of Peace, Kids Company, Meals On Wheels, and the National Literacy Trust.

What awards has Helen Mirren won?

Helen Mirren is one of the most decorated actresses of her generation and has 127 award wins over her long career. She won an Academy Award in 2007, for her role in the movie, 'The Queen'. She has won 4 Primetime Emmy Awards, the most recent in 2007, for playing Jane Tennison in the 2006 hit British television series, 'Prime Suspect: The Final Act'.

She has earned several significant prizes, including a BATFA and Golden Globe Award.

Helen Mirren’s Hobbies And Interests

The famous British actress enjoys dress-making and gardening as her hobbies.

Other Interesting Helen Mirren Facts And Trivia

  • In the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List, Mirren received the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to drama.
  • In 2020, Mirren cast her first ballot in a US election, after becoming a citizen in 2017.
  • She is the only actress to have ever portrayed both Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II, in the 2005 miniseries, 'Elizabeth I', and the 2006 movie, 'The Queen'. She was 61 years old when she appeared in 'The Queen'.
  • Her great-grandfather, Piotr Vasilievich Mironov, was a Tsarist aristocrat who was stuck in London during the 1917 Russian Revolution.
  • Mirren previously worked as a promoter to draw visitors onto rides at The Kursaal Amusement Park in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England.
  • Although Dame Helen Mirren didn't appear in any of the 'Harry Potter' movies, she has appeared as the quiz host on 'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournaments Of Houses'.
  • Despite her Russian ancestry, she cannot speak Russian, but is fluent in English and French.

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