Helen Mirren has it all. She's the same bold, British beauty whose bubbly personality and incredible acting skills made us fall head-over-heels all those years ago when she first began her acting career in 1967. Today, she's 70 and still going strong, looking fabulous in the process.
On Wednesday night in New York, Mirren stepped out in honor of her new movie, Woman in Gold, which is based on the true story of a Jewish refugee (played by Mirren) who takes on the Austrian government in an effort to recover a painting she believes belonged to her family before the war. When asked how she wants audiences to feel after seeing the film, Mirren said she wants them to feel "there is justice in the world."
"Too often, people feel there is no justice in the world, but there can be," Mirren said. "In this particular case, for the generation of people who went through the Holocaust, justice has been a long time coming because they had so much taken away from them. A lot of them are still waiting for justice and I think it's incumbent upon us all to try to make it happen for them."
"It’s rather a spring look, isn’t it," Mirren said. "My thought was I need to wear something that people can see me in, if you know what I mean, rather than wearing black. I love black and I wear a lot of black, but when I am in New York, for some reason, I don’t want to wear black because everyone else is."
For Mirren, she says her secret to staying young has all to do with moderation. "I think the trick to life is to do everything, but don’t do too much of anything. Having said that, I probably will be drinking too much vodka tonight," she joked. Wise words from the dame.