Helen Mirren for Woman & Home Magazine

Posted on May 04, 2012

The following quadruple shot of fabulosity is brought to you by Helen Mirren.

Hit it, Hel!


Helen Mirren featured in the June 2012 issue of Woman & Home magazine photographed by Jack Guy.











Eat it, baby starlets. None of y’all even come close to Queen Helen of Fuckinfantastica. Come back in 40 years and we’ll see.


[Photo Credit: Jack Guy for womanandhome.com]

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  • charlotte

    I so want to be her in 40 years.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I would like to be her now!

      • Jessica O’Connell

         AGREED! I’m 24 and I swear I can’t take that good of a picture. Don’t know if I ever could look that fabulous!

        • formerlyAnon

          While making no statements about what has & hasn’t been done to any particular photo of Ms. Mirren – with the professional makeup, lighting and photo editing that go into a magazine cover, most of us could take an amazingly good picture.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/CY7ZKTSIU2LMK6NQCDJMAQTHUU Cassandra

            I’d like to disagree. A lot of people don’t look very comfortable / authentic / at ease / natural in front of a camera and therefore don’t take good picture. Professional make-up, lighting, and photoshop can’t fix that.

          • formerlyAnon

            True, I wasn’t thinking about it like that.

    • http://twitter.com/fncmullin Nora M.

      I totally want to be her when I grow up.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    Somebody photoshopped the hell out of her foot. Odd to notice but now I just can’t stop staring at it. I guess I should be glad they didn’t go so heavy on her face?

    • SassieCassy

      lol i feel like i am staring at barbie’s foot.

    • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

      Feet, like hands, age really, really fast. There’s not enough subcutaneous fat. And considering how many people are so vocally squicked out by feet – something I never really got, personally – I’m not surprised that they effectively replaced her real foot with a plastic one.

      • RedRaven617

        Feet age fast? I don’t know, I’m 54, live in Palm Springs (sandals all year) and my feet are the one thing that still don’t seem to scream my middle-agedness.

        • bellafigura1

          I’m with you.  I’m 56 and my feet are exactly the same.  (My hands look good too!)

        • formerlyAnon

          Count your blessings!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      If I were ever photographed for a magazine (ha), I would be fine with them printing my face in all of its non-photoshopped, mid-30s crow’s feet glory, but my feet?  HELLLLL, NAW.  I would have them photoshop every vein, callous, corn and bony part within an inch of its life.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6QWKRI2CKY5KXCQPX3XIZONWTE Michael

        is it me, or is something not quite right with her hands either – especially her right hand?? Looks huge.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6QWKRI2CKY5KXCQPX3XIZONWTE Michael

        is it me, or is something not quite right with her hands either – especially her right hand?? Looks huge.

    • Ms_Flyover

      yes, because a woman of 66 has no forehead wrinkles whatsoever.  Stunningly beautiful woman over 40  + photoshop = insulting.  Personal opinion. 

      And that foot thing is … just wrong. 

      • EveEve

        It’s insulting really, to see these images of a 66 year old woman with everything erased.  She looks nice without any make up at all – but that wouldn’t seel magazines.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2085665/Helen-Mirren-steps-make-free-National-Board-Review-Awards-gala.html

      • Chantelle James

        It looks to me like there’s a lot of photoshopping to her face, and I’m saddened by that. She’s a beautiful woman for any age, so why take out the things that make her so unique and beautiful – namely, the wrinkles on her face, hands, and feet. 
        I wouldn’t object to the photoshopping so much if they hadn’t gone quite so far.

        • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

          She’s pretty photoshopped, but it looks like they largely left her figure alone, so that’s … something, right?

    • introspective

      indeed. im sure there’s some retouching of her face, but Im glad she looks her age and still looks beautiful. and recognizable for that matter.

      hell, im half her age and Id need more photoshop to look that good in a pic these days…

    • YoungSally

      Who needs photoshopping when you can wrap yourself in yards of tulle….

  • http://twitter.com/Maharhar Mahar Mangahas

    Class! Style! Polish! 


  • Lilyana_F

    Daaaang! This is how it’s done!

  • tsid2012

    Simply amazing!

  • flamingjune

    I wish they wouldn’t deliberately hide her upper arms like that.  They can’t be that bad and, even if they are (which I’m sure they’re not), we live in the age of photoshop, after all. 

    • Nicole Chubb

      I don’t think it’s hiding them, I just think everyone’s over strapless! At least I am. I love the sheer jacket, and I know my mom is always looking for pieces like that – they’re weirdly hard to find, and this is who the mag is geared towards. She’s not a princess going to prom, and I think the shawl draped over her, esp in the last shot, is actually pretty sexy.

      • Kayceed

        Vogue has a pattern very similar to that shrug, to be made with a semi-sheer fabric with some body. A bit tricky, as it calls for French seams, but very beautiful. I had three made up – in bronze, black and lilac.

        • Sweetbetty

           Pattern number, please?

          • Kayceed

            V8622 – model C.

          • Sweetbetty

             Nice; thank you.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      I don’t necessarily think they were deliberately trying to hide her upper arms.  She wears sleeveless dresses on occasion, and she’s been photographed in a bikini in the last couple of years, for Pete’s sake.  And even if they were trying to hide them deliberately, I’m much less offended by someone wearing tasteful, age-appropriate clothing than I am by someone being photoshopped to hell.

      • formerlyAnon

        That’s my feeling – I’d rather see photos where a person has dressed to minimize what they might feel are flaws, rather than have them photoshopped into a better/younger/whatever state. It seems less deceitful.

    • MilaXX

      Helen often hides her arms and wears a jacket or shrug to cover them 

      • LesYeuxHiboux

         I wonder why we assume that if a woman wears something with sleeves she is “hiding” her arms? I like my arms quite a bit but I prefer the feeling of sleeves to bareness.

        • MilaXX

          I like being sleeveless as well, but I recall an interview where Helen said she prefers to cover her arms.

        • bellafigura1

          Arms age terribly — loose, wrinkled skin —  and are very difficult to “restore” with exercise once aging sets in. When you are generally looking and feeling great –in shape, good skin, comfortable, happy, owning your own style — it’s really a drag to check yourself in the mirror and have the arm issue spoil the effect. For some reason, the contrast is really attention-grabbing, and once you know it’s there, it’s hard to bare them without feeling self-conscious.

  • janetjb

    Gorgeous.  Love her.

  • Patricia Gillett

    Love her! And I adore TLo’s name for her. Such an apt description.

    P.S. the ring she is wearing in the first photo needs to be MINE! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

    Age-appropriate (though any starlet would DIE to be in these faboo frocks), silver, fresh-faced, and FIERCE!!!

  • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

    She’s so dope. That’s really all you can say. 

  • lesmaha


  • schadenfreudelicious

    i bow down…..

  • JasmineAM

    She should wear that silver dress EVERYWHERE. Taking out the trash? WEAR IT. Taking a jog? You bet, she’s got it on!

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Total Fabulosity from top to toe.  Beat that, betches!

  • Kayceed

    Silver fox!

  • carolynmo

    Could you begin every day’s postings with the queen? Please?

  • Bill Curtis

    She rules the universe!

  • Bill Curtis

    She rules the universe!

  • http://6things.blogspot.com par3182

    i’ll bet even that portrait she’s got stashed in an attic somewhere looks damn good

    • http://twitter.com/crush_onyou crush on you

      LOL! And her nickname is Dorian, I guess? I’ve seen a couple more people around here who I’m sure have that same portrait of themselves, but I bet they don’t look this fab. 

  • http://6things.blogspot.com par3182

    i’ll bet even that portrait she’s got stashed in an attic somewhere looks damn good

  • Bill Curtis

    I had to come back, check the post again, get wowed all over again, and reiterate: She rules the Universe!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Bowing down the the queen.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      Me too. She never looks like she’s trying too hard either. It just comes naturally to her.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    The silver dress really shows off her figure – very flattering!  And, real, honest, happy smiles… they just do everything right for a face. 

  • MilaXX

    Bow Down!

  • Violina23

    Who do we bow down to more, Queen Helen of Fuckinfantastica or Tilda Swinton?  Methinks we are not worthy of either.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

    Classy lady who ages gracefully. I love her more than most British things. 

  • bluefish

    She’s every bit as beautiful now as she ever was.  I recently saw her first film appearance in a movie called “The Age of Consent” — filmed in Australia, with James Mason — directed by the great Michael Powell.  A treat from start to finish — and this gorgeous woman in the buff for quite a bit of it.  No one else like her.  (Would love to see her team up with Charlotte Rampling.)

  • gabbilevy

    She looks amazing, but the mag can’t decide if they want Queen Helen to play the bride or the mother of the bride. 

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Nope. Not even then. She is the diva of her own Broadway revue that is her LIFE.

    • Chaiaiai

      God, so true.  It’s a reminder to us all.

  • Rand Ortega

    I’ve loved this woman for 30+ years starting w/ “Excalibur”.  She was sex on wheels then, she still is to this day. I just watched “The Tempest” last weekend & she (& the film) is amazing.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      People Mag should name her Most Beautiful Woman. Heck, she’s been been beautiful since before those other chickies were even born and she STILL blows them all away.  

    • EEKstl

      LOVE her in “Excalibur”!  Hot then, hot now.

  • http://twitter.com/Mylynka Mylynka Cardona

    LOVE HER!!

  • TheOriginalLulu

    I know she’s airbrushed to within an inch of her life, as her face here has less wrinkles than mine and I’m at least 30 years her junior.
    BUT there’s no denying she’s gorgeous and fabulous and I’m sure we all want to be be her when we grow up. Her smile really jumps off the page. She’s too mucho.

  • BazoDee

    Watch and learn bitches! Hot DAMN!  

  • http://twitter.com/TheSnickleboom Snickleboom

    Fantastically airbrushed!  Not her fault though, that’s the magazine’s issue.  Airbrushed or not, she knows how to bring it!

  • siriuslover

    She is beautiful. Are her toenails painted BLUE?

  • mjude

    BAM indeed.  BOWING DOWN

  • julnyes

    She is amazing as always, and photoshop or not – we know The Woman brings it in real life as well. J’Adore!

  • BazoDee

    I almost don’t even mind the white background boring editorial layout!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001998855370 Fatima Siddique

    Love her. You don’t have to be an 18 year old waif to look ethereal. 

  • Jase37206

    Stunning! Perfection!

  • Anathema_Device

     So gorgeous. She just glows. And look at that: Straight up smiles. Not a mouth-breather, fish-pout or stunned, hit-over-the-head-with-a-frying-pan expression to be found. Imagine that.

    • http://oneblueberry.com/ LaVonne Ellis

      Fish pouts are incredibly aging. One thing you learn after 50 is that the best facelift is a smile.

  • Judy_J

    Oh, how I love Queen Helen!  This is how it’s done!

  • lordandtaylor

    Class act…always.

  • dress_up_doll

    She looks spectacular. I could look at these images all day. Perhaps I shall…

  • aboo3


  • boweryboy

    Does anyone remember when she looked like this?

    Age certianly serves her well. That terrible poodle perm doesn’t help.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Whoa – I don’t remember that.  Let’s hear it for wiser (and more beautiful) with age!!!

  • Cynica

    BOW. DOWN.

  • IAmJ

    The floor has been mopped, bitches.

  • boweryboy

    Does anyone remember when she looked like this?

    Age certianly serves her well. That terrible poodle perm doesn’t help.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      agreed. i’ve thought this about her often, btw.

  • MoreShoes

    She looks fabulous, of course but this photoshop mania has to stop.

    • EEKstl

      Interestingly, with Queen Helen I don’t even mind the ridiculous airbrushing, because her charisma isn’t about how many lines she does/does not have on her face.  

  • http://oneblueberry.com/ LaVonne Ellis

    Just as I was falling asleep last night, I thought to myself, “We haven’t had a post about Queen Helen of Fuckingfantastica in a while. I think it’s time.” And BAM! This is what I wake up to. Nice ESP, guys!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    Best part is she’s SMILING with obvious happiness in all the pictures. So much better than bland open-mouthed stares.

  • NurseEllen

    Dear Helen, can I borrow that cover dress when you’re finished with it?  I promise to have it cleaned and everything before I return it, and I’ll give you full credit when I rake in the compliments.  Just ask TLo for my email address, and our agents can work out the details.  Thanks, luv.  Your new BFF, Ellen

    • sleah_in_norcal

      have your people talk to her people.

  • lilazander

    Man, not only does she look great, she is such a good actress. I always associate her with Meryl Streep.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527150091 Pat Biswanger

    She is to die for.  I want to be her when I grow up (and I am 56).

    Only very mild criticism — dare I??? — it would look even more fantastic if the neck scooped a little lower.

  • Joyce VG


  • http://twitter.com/watchinginkdry Dr Skylaser

    I heart her so hard.  (And I heart her “Queen Helen of Fuckinfantastica” title also so hard.  It is PERFECT for her.)

  • granddelusion

    Hel’s Bells!

  • samo_samo

    So amazing!

  • MoHub

    She needs to be promoted from Queen to Empress. Or maybe even Queen of the Gods.

  • EEKstl

    She is my idol.  

  • TheDivineMissAnn


  • holdmewhileimnaked

    if they have to make another marilyn movie, why not make it an as if, set it a decade or two after she died as if she hadnt actually tossed her life to the fourwinds, & have it star this one here?

    an alternate history movie, if you will, for, i guess, women.

    me, i think it’s a great idea [i must or i wouldntve made it up]. i wish hollywood cared enough about older women actresses to consider doing something like that. i dont think they do. not even now.

    but wouldnt it be a kick.

    • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

      I would watch the hell out of that movie.

  • Sunshine16

    I’d wear that cover dress at my wedding!!

  • nancylee61

    That second dress is way too young for her, but she and the other dresses look gorgeous!!

  • Dan Howell

    She continuously amazes me. I just love her. She even looks this fabulous in person – she was seeing at a show at Studio 54 and we were both in the lounge during intermission. Flawless! I mean, I was across the room mildly flipping out because the Queen was in the same room as me drinking the same cheap wine. But still, Girl looked good! 

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty


  • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

    Damn she’s so fab.

  • Presumptuous Insect

    I fell in love with her when she played DCI Jane Tennison. Wonderful, wonderful role.

  • cheesebomb

    There is something so amazingly awesome about her barefoot and purple toenails in the last picture.

  • merciblahblah


  • Lina_bee

    <3 <3 <3  She could teach a master class.

  • unbornfawn

    Love her. She is showing every inch why she is Queen Helen of Fuckinfantastica! I bow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1155227497 Ganell Dunn

    Regarding feet and forehead wrinkles. I’m 48 and never had any surgery, implants or injections. I just don’t have many wrinkles. It isn’t *always* photoshop…

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    Thank You!

  • Kolo_Ol

    She’s so fab!

  • BrightsideSusan

    I would like to be able to walk through the world with that glow of age erasing light sourrounding me.

  • http://www.hazelnutgirl.blogspot.com/ Hazelnuts

    She is so gorgeous, but she’d have been a darn sight more gorgeous if they hadn’t photoshopped the hell out of her. Very disappointing!

  • tired_mommy

    LUV! She looks so genuinely happy too.

  • PeaceBang

    Well, I can die happy, because my foot looks *exactly* like Dame Helen’s!! She is absolutely divoon.

  • SapphoPoet


  • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

    Love it all. I also want to be her in 40 years! Er… ok, make that 30. Love her, love the silver!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

    Love, Love, Love!

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    I hate the cover, where they really overdid the taglines; I find them too distracting.

  • guest2visits

     Whats really nice besides her great figure and good taste is the natural way she wears her hair. Women of a certain age
    bracket seem required to have helmut hair.  She looks wonderful. Can’t wait to see her next role.

  • Beth G


  • ccm800

    Sweet baby jeebus in heaven she’s got IT 

  • hearkentoit

    LOVE the purple toenails.

  • Good Shot

    Fuckinfantastica? I thought it was Fanfuckintastica? Looks better like that rather than starting with “fuck infant”….

  • Susan Crawford

    That, beyotches, is a STAR! I grovel at her mauve-toenailed feet.

  • TieDye64

    I want to be Queen Helen of Fuckinfantastica when I grow up. LUV HUH.

  • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

    Yeah, that isn’t her face.

    Which is a shame, because her real face is beautiful.

  • Lisa

    Suck it, junior bitches!  This is how it’s done!

  • snarkykitten

    it’s easy to look confident when you know all your flaws will be airbrushed out.

  • formerlyAnon

    She has such a fabulous SMILE.

    Just as she’s had ‘work’ done over the years, but it’s been moderate and subtle, I certainly accept the reality of photo editing but prefer it to be moderate.  I think this is riding over the line, a bit, but who cares?  These are fantastic photos!

  • GTrain

    Fan-f-ing-tastic. She’s awesome

  • PrunellaV


  • RutGot

    Can I just say,man that’s one crazy busy magazine cover.

  • frankystein123

    Helen Mirren, making it WERQ better than half of the bimbos out there.

  • Jenny66

    All I know is that her smile looks genuine and not Photoshopped.  Yes, I’m sure her entire body got the digital treatment, but Queen Helen once again demonstrates that a woman’s best beauty feature is a smile, which I wish the rest of the industry would latch on to. There’s nothing sexy about a pout that makes you look like either a trout or a blow-up doll.

  • http://twitter.com/catchboutique Natalie H Howell

    She was amazing to work with!! My favourite celeb to date :)

  • http://twitter.com/catchboutique Natalie H Howell

    After reading the comments below I can safely say that Helen was totally natural, not down to lighting at all, it’s about enhancing your assets!