Helen Mirren: David Beckham is beautiful

Los Angeles: Actress Helen Mirren isn't fond of the word 'beauty', but the actress has referred to former footballer David Beckham as 'unbelievably beautiful'. The 69-year-old actress, who is the face of L'Oreal Paris age perfect campaign, shared her views about beauty while filming an advertisement, reports

Helen Mirren

The actress said: “I used to worry a lot more about my looks than I do now. I think the great advantage of getting older is that you let go of certain things. Having said that, I think all women worry to some degree - and I don't think men are exempt.

“I don't really like the word 'beauty'. There are physically beautiful people in the world (David Beckham, for instance, is unbelievably beautiful), then there are other people that are not beautiful, but are very attractive because of their personality, energy, brilliance, genius: all kinds of things.”

Mirren also feels there is a need for a replacement of the word 'beautiful'. “So I have a resistance to the word 'beautiful'. I wish we could find another word that takes it away from physical beauty and brings it more into the world of true attractiveness,” she said.

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