The Dame of drama

Jan 22, 2014, 08:47 IST | The Centerstage Team

English actress Dame Helen Mirren has been selected by Harvard University to receive the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award

It’s an award honoring those who have made ‘lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.’

English actress Dame Helen Mirren

She joked that she was a fan of all types of pudding including Suet, Christmas, Treacle, Bread and Butter, Yorkshire, Plum, and Figgy and is now looking forward to Hasty.

>> She is the only actress ever to have portrayed both Elizabeth I and II on the screen.

>> Mirren has no children and says she has “no maternal instinct whatsoever”.

>> In 1990, Mirren stated in an interview that she is an atheist

>> In an interview to a magazine, Mirren stated she had been date raped as a student and had often taken cocaine at parties in her 20s.

>> She earned the title of the ‘Sex Queen of Stratford’ due to her sexually charged roles in theatre productions. She said that she resented the title.  

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