Helen Mirren began her Instagram journey just two weeks ago—and she’s already proven herself a veritable IG Queen. The Santacon snaps! The blurry limo selfies! The Christmas golf cart chronicles! Dame Helen’s social media presence is the greatest holiday gift we could ever ask for.
Who knew that a 71-year-old Oscar-winner, famous for her portrayal of England’s reigning monarch, could be such an asset to the photo-sharing platform? We really, truly, did not see this coming.
Ms. Mirren is not the only unlikely star to shine bright on Instagram. There’s an entire IG underworld of celebrity moms and lesser-known personalities whose social media presence is unrivaled.
Here are our picks for the best and most unlikely Instagram breakout stars of our time.