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InStyle.com: Helen Mirren's Transformation

Helen Mirren: 1969

When it comes to Helen Mirren, there ain't nothing like a Dame. Born Ilyena Vasilievna Mironov to a Russian father and an English mother, the head-turning 69-year-old is as comfortable embodying Queen Elizabeth (I and II) as she is playing Hobson in the remake of "Arthur." Not to mention that she's likely the only Dame Commander of Order of the British Empire with a decades-old tattoo and a red carpet penchant for towering Lucite platforms. In fact, you could say that her beauty secret is her whole-hearted embrace of all life has to offer. "I have my dark moments," she has said, "but I have a fundamentally sunny nature. Unhappiness etches itself on one's face very quickly."



In the photo above, the gorgeous blond 24-year-old played a teenaged artist's muse in "Age of Consent." (CREDIT: Everett Collection)
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