Helen Mirren Covers the September Issue of Allure Magazine

Posted on August 15, 2017

Helen Mirren covers the September 2017 issue of Allure Magazine photographed by Scott Trindle.



On her advice for her younger self: “It’d be to say ‘F–k off’ more and stop being so bloody polite…In those days, you had to. It’s hard to explain how difficult it is to overcome the culture. You become a voice in the wilderness. No one wants to listen.”

On her complicated history with feminism: “I wasn’t into the very didactic feminism of the ’60s and ’70s because I liked wearing makeup and high heels. That was a no-no. It was sort of ‘That’s playing to the patriarchy.’ I was thinking, Well, I just really like it. Then as feminism developed, they realized you can like nice dresses, high-heeled shoes, and makeup. That’s not stopping you from being feminist.”

On never shaming anyone for getting a nip or needle prick: “Anyone should be able to do what they want. If they look in the mirror and go, ‘I look good’ and go out in a positive way—I don’t want anyone to feel miserable.”



[Photo Credit: Scott Trindle/Allure Magazine] 

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