Happy 72st birthday to Dame Helen Mirren! Throughout her career, she has entertained us with screen-grabbing roles in films including The Queen, Gosford Park, and The Last Station; but it's when the iconic star does the unexpected—like sucking helium with a late night host, admitting to a little schoolgirl crush on a certain action star, or taking public transportation—that her just-like-us appeal becomes downright irresistible!
When it comes to fashion and beauty, Mirren is a 10 out of 10. Now in her 70s, she's a stunner on the red carpet and still experiments with style. We were especially taken with the twirling gown and sleek hairdo she donned at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Not to mention, we love how the actress went against typical black-on-black New York street style when she stepped out in this brightly colored floral number while visiting the Big Apple.
To see her many stunning looks over the years, watch our transformation video below and then scroll through the Oscar-, Emmy- and Tony-winning actress in photos below.