Full Name: Helen Lydia Mirren Hackford

Birthdate: July 26, 1945

Birthplace: Chiswick, London, England

Sex: Female

Status: Married

Known For: British Actress and Film Producer

Family: Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov (Father) Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda Rogers (Mother), Vasiliy Peter “Basil” Mironov (Brother), and Katherine Rogers (Sister).

Helen Mirren is an English actress that has excelled in the movie industry for over 54 years.

She was born Illiana Lydia Petrovna Mironova on July 26, 1945, and is known for her award-winning performance in movies like The Queen where played the role of Queen Elizabeth II, and another award for playing the same role in The Audience. 

Helen Mirren has also starred in movies like Excalibur, Prime Suspect, Caligula, amongst many others. She is a much-decorated actress.

Let us have a look at her biography. Who is Helen Mirren? Who is her family? Where is she from? What does she do? And what other significant details should you know about her?


Born Illiana Lydia Petrovna Mironova to a Russian father and Scottish mother in Chiswick, London, England, Helen is the second of three children.

Her siblings are Vasiliy Petrovich “Basil” Mironov (Brother) and Katherine Rogers (Sister).

Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda Rogers was the daughter of a butcher who supplied meat to Queen Victoria and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, played the viola with the London Philharmonic before World War II before becoming a cab driver and later a civil servant.

When Helen was 9 years old, her father legally changed their family surname to Mirren. According to her, her upbringing was “very anti-monarchist.”


Helen Mirren was born on July 26, 1945. She is 75 years old.


The British Actress is married to American director, Taylor Hackford. They have been married partners since 1986 but got married on December 31, 1997.

Her marriage with Hackford is her first, and it is his third. Although her husband has two children from his previous marriages, Helen has none of her own and does not seem to have planned to have one as she claimed she has “no maternal instinct whatsoever.”

She has had previous love affairs with the most notable being Liam Neeson. She admits she has had “probably three or four serious lovers.”

She met Liam Neeson while working on the popular movie Excalibur in the early 1980s.

Speaking of dating, relationships, and love affairs, she also revealed as a student; she was date raped.  Helen Mirren is also an atheist.

In terms of education, Helen had her primary school education at Hamlet Court primary school which is in Westcliff-on-Sea.

Even while in primary school, she nailed down a role in a school production of Hansel and Gretel.

She proceeded to St Bernard’s High School for Girls in Southend-on-Sea where she was also an actress in school productions.

Helen also attended New College of Speech and Drama, a teaching college in London.

At the age of 18, Helen was accepted into the National Youth Theatre (NYT) after a successful audition.

She starred as Cleopatra in the NYT production of Antony and Cleopatra. Helen reckons this was the role that “launched” her career.


Helen Mirren’s height is 1.63m which is about 5ft3in. She weighs 56kg and has a body measurement of 37-27-38.


Helen Mirren is fairly regular on social media and has an Instagram account. She has over 900,000 followers on her verified page, @helenmirren.

She uses her social media to share pictures and stories about her personal life, sport, among many others. From her social media post, her husband seems to be a fan of Liverpool Football Club in England.


Helen Mirren is one of the faces of Hollywood and has been in the industry for over 50 years. In that time, she has accumulated some wealth for herself, and her net worth is valued at %50 million.

Much of her wealth is gotten from the movie industry. Asides acting, she is also a Film Producer.


After auditioning for the National Youth Theatre (NYT) at the tender age of 18, Helen Mirren as gone on to make several movies all through her career. She has been recognised for her achievements in the movie industry and was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2003 for her services to drama.

She is one of a few actors who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting in the United States. Her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

The same role in The Audience won her the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Four times has she been named the Primetime Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

She won the BADTA Awards for Best Actress consecutively between 1992 and 1994 for her role in Prime suspect as well as two other Primetime Emmy Awards.

Her roles in The Madness of King George, Gosford spark, and The Last Station earned her more Academy Award nominations.

Helen Mirren also won the Cannes Film Festival Award for her performance in Cal (1984). In 2014, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts bestowed upon her the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement. A year before that, she had been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Other notable movies Helen Mirren has performed in include Hobbs and Shaw (2019), Red and Red 2 (2010, 2013), Hitchcock (2012), Trumbo (2015).

She has also had roles in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Lover (1989), The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), Woman in Gold (2015), The Leisure Seeker (2017), among many others.