Oscar winning actress Helen Mirren was spotted wearing a bikini on vacation. Helen Mirren was looking good enough to get people buzzing and wondering if this was the start of a new fashion trend. The actress has a history of body barring roles including when she bared all and posed in her birthday suit in the movie Calendar Girls. The movie Calendar Girls was inspired by a true story of women who posed nude for a charity calendar. The Daily Mail UK hails Dame Helen as the "bikini queen".
When Dame Helen Mirren packed a bikini for this year's summer holiday, she probably didn't imagine that several million women would soon be looking at her in wonder - and with a little bit of envy.
The 62 year-old actress has inadvertently provided the picture of the week, prompting intense discussion after she was snapped on a beach in Puglia in southern Italy.
Shading her eyes with her hand, Mirren looks so self-assured that it's hard to believe most women's anguished holiday dilemma - should I take the bikini or stick to a flattering one-piece? - has even crossed her mind.
Some women are only in their forties when they decide to play safe and cover up on the beach. In the photograph published yesterday, Mirren has wisely avoided a thong, but there's no denying that she's gone for an eye-catching bright red ensemble with low-slung bikini briefs that show off her enviably flat stomach.
As she approaches her 63rd birthday next week, Mirren looks like a real woman: curvy, voluptuous and proud of it. source