It wasn’t her all-time favourite red-carpet look, although. That goes again 15 years to the 2006 Venice Movie Competition. “The evening that The Queen screened at Venice was a really massive second as a result of it was the second that launched the movie into the general public area,” she recollects. “And I had a extremely pretty, sort-of-silver sequined costume — and it was so not like my look because the Queen. I beloved that look.”

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Sequins and pink hair can go a good distance in making Mirren really feel stunning — or as she prefers to place it, like she has “swagger” — however what finally makes her really feel her most glamorous in the course of the fanciest of film-industry occasions is a very sudden accent: consolation. 

“By some means, being comfy in what you are carrying offers you an ease and the comfort that transforms your look,” Mirren says. “You’ll be able to have every part completely achieved, however should you’re self-conscious about issues exhibiting, or it would not fairly match, you are type of stiff. Weirdly, consolation may be very, essential.”

That consolation comes via as confidence when Mirren is in entrance of the digital camera, which is what has made her a magnificence icon to so many. However even Mirren herself has magnificence position fashions, together with Kate Winslet, who just lately joined Mirren among the many L’Oréal Paris ambassador ranks. 

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“Kate is a really stunning girl, undoubtedly, in fact. However she’s stunning in a approach that she’s at all times allowed it to be herself — her pure self,” Mirren says of her Collateral Magnificence costar. “Even when she’s very clearly, fantastically dressed up with hair and make-up, there’s one thing at all times very pure about her, and that comes from her persona. She’s a extremely nice girl.”

As they are saying, it takes one to know one.

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