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Dame Helen Mirren has been wowing with her sex appeal since her career began in the mid-Sixties.

From The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover in 1989 to 2003′s Calendar Girls, the actress has never been afraid to bare all on screen.

But the award-winning TV, film and stage actress has proved she’s got much, much more going for her than just her looks, playing powerful women, from hard-as-nails police detective Jane Tennison in hit TV drama Prime Suspect, to Her Majesty The Queen on both stage and screen.

Helen Mirren in a red gown at the 2015 Golden Globe awards

Effortlessly glamorous (David Crotty/AP)

The older she gets, the more glamorous Dame Helen seems to become. So to mark her 70th birthday, here are some of her most memorable style moments. From pink hair to THAT red bikini, and everything in between.

THE EARLY YEARS

Helen Mirren looking glam on set of 1979 film Hussy


Smouldering on screen in Hussy in 1979 (PA)

Helen Mirren in a leopard print coat in 1998



Going for bold animal print in 1998 (Peter Jordan/PA)

Helen Mirren in a Prime Suspect's Jane Tennison style outfit in 1991


Prime elegance as Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect (Chris Martinez/AP)

ACTING ROYALTY

Helen Mirren meeting The Queen  at Buckingham Palace in 2011


The Queen meets The Dame (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Helen Mirren appears on stage as The Queen at the Broadway opening night curtain call of The Audience in 2015


Playing Her Majesty in The Queen (Greg Allen/AP)

Helen Mirren practises her curtsey at The Queen premiere in Venice in 2006



Dame Helen shows off her curtsy at The Queen premiere in Venice (Luca Bruno/AP)

Helen Mirren playing Queen Elizabeth II in the film The Queen


As the Queen in the Oscar-winning movie The Queen (PA)

Helen Mirren after being invested as a Dame from the Prince of Wales during a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace in 2003


Showing off her honour after becoming a Dame in 2003 (Fiona Hanson/PA)




THE MANY FACES OF HELEN…

Helen Mirren attends the Baftas in 2013 with her hair dyed pink


Helen was inspired to dye her hair pink by an episode of America’s Next Top Model (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Helen Mirren twerks on-stage during her roast as woman of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals in 2014


The Dame can twerk (Elise Amendola/AP)

Helen Mirren wears a 'United' T-shirt to an awards event in New York shortly after 9/11



Wearing a “United” T-shirt to an awards event in New York shortly after 9/11 (Rich Lee/PA)

CALENDAR GIRL

Helen Mirren posing naked for the WI calendar in 2003



As Miss January in the Calendar Girls charity calendar in 2003 (John Giles)

 

At 63

 

At nearly 68

 

At 69

 

STAR QUALITY

Helen Mirren at the LA premiere of The Queen in 2007


Lady in red (Tammie Arroyo/AP)

Helen Mirren poses at her hand and footprint ceremony at at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood



Leaving her hand prints in the pavement outside Graumann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (Tammie Arroyo/AP)

Helen Mirren poses alongside her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013



Now that’s star quality (Chris Pizzello/AP)

Helen Mirren waves a Union Jack flag on the red carpet at the 2007 Oscars



Flying the flag for the Brits at the Oscars (Amy Sancetta/AP)

Helen Mirren pulls a funny face as she poses with the Bafta she won for playing The Queen in 2007



Winning a Bafta for The Queen ( Ian West/PA)

Helen Mirren with her Best Actress Oscar for The Queen



Winning her Academy Award for The Queen in 2006 (Kevork Djansezian/AP)

GOOD TIME GAL

Helen Mirren swishes her skirt in a blue dress on the red carpet in Venice in 2006



‘Give us a twirl’ (Ian West/PA)

Helen Mirren puts on a chef's hat as actors Om Puri, right and Manish Dayal look on, at culinary school le Cordon Bleu for food-themed photo call for the film The One Hundred Foot Journey



Helen promotes her movie The Hundred-Foot Journey with co-stars Manish Dayal and Om Puri (Joel Ryan/Invision)

Helen Mirren hites behind her Tempest co-star Russell Brand on the red carpet



Being cheeky with Russell Brand (Evan Agostini/AP)

Helen Mirren poses on a scooter at the premiere of Brighton Rock in 2011



A thoroughly Mod woman (Ian West/PA)

Helen Mirren kisses a giant Noddy



Puckering up for Noddy (Lewis Whyld/PA)

Helen Mirren poses with a new plant named in her honout at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2011



Getting her claws out (Sang Tan/AP)

Helen Mirren at the UK premiere of Calendar Girls in 2003



Olé! Helen plays up to the cameras (Anthony Harvey/PA)

 Dame Helen Mirren joins the military parade for armed services at the London 2012 temporary security camp in Wapping



Helen with British troops (Sean Dempsey/PA)

AGEING GRACEFULLY

Helen Mirren shows off her cleavage in an plunging neckline in 2007



Not afraid to show a little cleavage age 61 (Chris Pizzello/AP)

Helen Mirren wears a red jewel-encrusted dress to the premiere of Red 2



A jewel in the world of showbiz (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Helen Mirren arrives for the 56th Annual Emmy Awards in 2004



Bollywood chic (Francis Specker/PA)

 Helen Mirren accepting the favourite actress gong after a TV Times poll in 2005



Ever-popular with TVTimes readers (Paget Baker/PA)

 

Helen Mirren at the Venice Film Festival in 2006



Keeping the sun at bay in Venice (Ian West/PA)

Helen Mirren poses with a red scarf in 2010



Simply radiant at 65 (Carlo Allegri/AP)

Helen Mirren strikes a pose a the premiere if Red in 2010



That’s why the lady is a vamp (Yui Mok/PA)