Dame Helen Mirren slams older women stereotype

It's something that is seen to be "quite radical" for older women, but the Dame believes it really shouldn't be.
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Dame Helen Mirren has embraced a “radical” look, which she argues shouldn’t even be considered that.

As the 77-year-old actress has been hitting red-carpets and attending media events to promote her new film, Shazam! Fury Of The Gods, she’s been displaying her luscious long locks for the world to see.

Appearing on UK breakfast show Lorraine, the Dame explained that it’s not hair-extensions we’re seeing, as “during Covid, I started growing my hair and I hadn’t actually had long hair since I was in my 20s. And it sort of grew and grew and grew, and I couldn’t be bothered to cut it, basically.”

“You’re not supposed to have longer hair after a certain age,” the Oscar-winning actor said, but she seems to be fond of the new look, adding “it’s pretty cool.”

Helen Mirren has always been one to speak out about beauty standards.

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Helen went on to say that we could be seeing her flaunt the long locks for sometime, saying “I think I’ll stick with it for a little while. It will come off eventually. But I’m kind of enjoying it, it’s quite radical.”

The Oscar winning actress has spoken in the past about the issues women face with beauty standards, saying she takes issue with the word “beauty.”

“Maybe we’re attractive, interesting, or mesmerizing, but 90 percent of women are not what you’d call beautiful. Of course, beauty is inside, but still, it’s a word,” she said. “When it’s tied to pictures of people and amazing outfits on girls who can wear that stuff, it’s intimidating for the rest of us.”

Helen pictured on the left in 2019 vs, now on the right with her long blonde strands.

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In 2016, the beloved actress gave some of her best advice ever, as she accepted the Legend Award at the Elle Women In Hollywood Awards.

Running through her top five tips for women, number five was this gem: “Ignore anyone who judges the way you look. Especially if he or she is some anonymous miserable creep lurking on the internet or is a bloated, small-headed, dinosaur-y-handed candidate for president [Donald Trump].”

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