This year, Sea Radiance was proud to be featured in the legendary Oscars gift bags, going to some of the greatest actors in the world. We’d love to honor some of the incredible women who have been shining stars year after year, and Helen Mirren is one of the brightest and bravest actresses out there.

Helen MirrenMirren gained widespread fame for her performance in 2006’s The Queen, for which she won the Academy Award. But, her career has spanned five decades, and her Oscar was just one of three jewels in her Triple Crown of Acting! Having won a Tony in 2015 for The Audience, in which she also played Queen Elizabeth, and racked up four Emmys, she is one of just 21 actors in the world to have accomplished this feat.

In 1995, long before she finished her Triple Crown, she described her well-rounded approach to acting to USA Today:

“I’m lucky with the culture I come from. There isn’t the definition there is in America [where] you’re either a film actress or a TV actress or a stage actress… I’ve literally done film, television, theater – and on a pretty substantial level…”

Taking the gung-ho approach to not only acting, but also her life, has served Mirren well. Becoming a face of L’Oreal Cosmetics at the age of 70, she refused to have any of her photos retouched. She swears like a proper sailor, and is famously non-diva like on set. She enjoys life, and it shows in her glowing face on the red carpet – and in her no-holds barred acting roles.

What does she have her sights set on next? Become a Dame of the British Empire? A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? No, she’s got those two wrapped up. Saying that she does her own stunt driving and that she loves Vin Diesel, she’s told Yahoo News that she’d love to play a “baddie” in The Fast and the Furious franchise! We think that Helen Mirren could play whatever she sets her sights on, and we’re looking forward to seeing her on the Oscar’s red carpet next year!

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