Birth Name: Helen Mirren
Birth Place: Chiswick, England, GB
Born Helen Lydia Mironoff on July 26, 1945 in Chiswick, England, Mirren was raised in Ilford and Southend-on-Sea by her Russian émigré father, Peter, who played the viola with the London Philharmonic prior to World War II and later became a civil servant with the Ministry of Transport, and her mother, Kathleen, a housewife and butcher's daughter. Three generations before Mirren, the Mironoff family were well-heeled Russian aristocrats with strong ties to industry and the military. In fact, her paternal grandfather, Pytor, was a nobleman, diplomat and arms dealer, while his mother was a countess whose family was mentioned in Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. Mirren, on the other hand, grew up re...
Nearly 70 & Sexy: Helen Mirren Stuns In Semi-Sheer Dress
Helen Mirren Tumbles In Tight Green Dress At German Film Festival
Mirren, Mirren On The Wall
Stars Step Out in Style for White House Correspondents' Dinner
Patrick Stewart Tweeted a Picture of Himself in Drag and Twitter Went Into Meltdown
Mirren Looks at Drone Use in 'Eye in the Sky'
Show More Videos