Saturday, June 13, 2009

Dame of the Month - Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren in a Bikini - Gorgeous!

Poised, elegant, and yet so sexy with her killer figure she recently showed off in that bikini picture (which would, by the way, look fabulous in something by Mimi Holiday), it is no surprise that Helen Mirren is our Dame of the Month

Who She Is: Born Ilyena Vasilievna Mironov, Helen Mirren is an English actor of theatre, film, and TV with numerous awards, including a Golden Globe for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 film, The Queen.

Why We Love Her: Although she is no spring chicken, her courageous antics have made her a fabulously fun person to be around at any age. She is not afraid of speaking her mind, albeit in a perfectly elegant and British way. From blasting the National Theatre in The Guardian (a heavily read English paper) for lavish productions that are “unnecessary and destructive to the art of the Theatre” to commenting on Prince Charles forgetfulness when she was named Dame Commander of the British Empire (he forgot to give her half the award), she’s shown that she is not someone to be trifled with.

She is also incredibly talented, setting records in the acting world. As 1 of 3 actresses to win a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and an Emmy for performances given in the same year, she also became the first actress ever to win Golden Globes for leading roles in both TV and film in the same year. Talk about girl power!

Extra Credit: She has the body we hope to have at her age, and maybe even now. AND she’s not afraid to flaunt it. As The Guardian has said, “No British actor has ever done sex quite like Helen Mirren.”

Appearing in nothing but her birthday suit more times than any actress in her generation, Ms. Mirren proudly appeared nude on the cover of a magazine at the age of 50 in 1995. In her words, “Flesh sells. People don’t want to see pictures of churches. They want to see naked bodies.” Given the hype over nude photos of celebrities today, we would agree. (Of course, we will always stand by our point that the only thing as good as nude is lingerie-covered…)

We only wish we were so brave as to flaunt our stuff so publically.

Yet, through all the nudity, Ms. Mirren maintains her poise and elegance. She shows us girls everywhere to be proud of what we are, and celebrating our bodies can be tasteful and does not mean sex tapes and pornography.

Although she enrolled in a teaching school after graduation, she dropped out of college at the age of 18 after being accepted into the National Youth Theatre.

Ms. Mirren, we absolutely love you for all your talent, poise, and courage. You are the model of elegance and sassiness. Women like you deserve the best, and should be draped in our gorgeous Turkish silks. Or try our prim and proper but super sexy line of British lingerie, like this cute bra and thong set by Mimi Holiday

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