Helen Mirren caught the eye as she made a stylish arrival at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Paint The Town Gala in New York on Monday.The actress, 76, made a statement in a dazzling silver midi dress featuring gorgeous rose embellishments and elbow-length sleeves.

She highlighted her cinched waist with a coordinating belt and added inches to her frame with a pair of black boots with sterling patterns. The Oscar winner accessorised her look with a chic black headband as well as a pair of gorgeous pearl drop earrings as she walked the red carpet.

Her remarkable acting career began over five decades ago  and she is one of the few performers who has achieved the coveted Triple Crown of Acting. So it was no surprise that Helen, who scooped the Lifetime Achievement gong during last weekend’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, could offer her words of wisdom when it came to success.

Onlookers gasped and photographers swooned over the icon as she made her presence known at the star-studded event.Helen went on to pose alongside Taylor Hackford, who put on a dapper display in a double breasted black suit-and-tie.

She dedicated her triumph at Santa Monica Barker Hangar, California, to her peers, while attributing her success to a simple mantra.The London-born star addressed the star-studded crowd: ‘”Lifetime achievement” sounds so grand but I suppose I’m still alive, so by that measure I’m eligible.‘But any achievement I’ve succeeded in is the result of my mantra, “Be on time and don’t be an ass”. 

 Helen addressed the audience at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Paint The Town Gala before presenting her award on Monday evening ‘I hate to say the word ‘sag’ at my age. It’s always S-A-G for me.’She proceeded to her dedication: ‘I’ve been angsting about what to say tonight. I’ve been waiting for inspiration. Then it came  I’ll talk about actors.

‘My God, what a brilliant idea! So original. I like to think inside the box. It is you, you actors, I want to thank. For your wit, your humour, all the giggles, all the laughter.‘I’ve laughed my whole life, honestly. Your perception, your generosity, your intelligence and your incredible energy. And your dedication to our chosen profession.‘Together we laugh, we weep, we worry, we change clothes, we throw up and we suffer diarrhoea.’ 


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