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Helen Mirren at 70

There's no such thing as the love of your life.

Helen Mirren is well known as one of the most down-to-earth women in film and in the March issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly you will see why.

Having been in the business since her early 20s, Helen didn’t experience true fame until her early 40s, and 30 years later she is going stronger than ever.

With two new films to promote Trumbo and Eye in the Sky, and a contract as one of the UK faces of L’Oreal it doesn’t appear that Helen plans to slow down any time soon.

Sharing her ideas on beauty and love, Helen also has sage advice for young women wishing to follow in her footsteps and become strong, independent and happy.

“I think, really, the most important thing to me is financial independence. Don’t spend your money on handbags, put it in a savings account.”

Read more of this story in the March issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly.

The Australian Women’s Weekly, March edition. Out now.

Helen in period costume, circa 1969

Helen, looking bright eyed and fresh in February 1977

Helen on set of 1986 film, Mosquito Coast which also starred a young River Phoenix and Harrison Ford.

Starring in the acclaimed 1989 arthouse film *The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.”

Once again in period costume for The Madness of King George, 1994

Timelessly beautiful, circa 1995

Resplendent in red as she receive the Golden Camera Award in Hamburg for her life’s work.

Helen with her husband, Taylor Hackford, and his two sons from a previous marriage, Rio (left) and Alex.

Positively show-stopping on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January

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