Who is Helen Mirren and what is her net worth 2018? Helen Lydia Mirren is one of the most respected actresses of British stage, screen, and television. Years of presence on the London stage, in television series, and in dozens of films, has proved her as an actress of talent, versatility. She worked steadily throughout the late ’60’s and ’70’s. She was awarded the Dame Commander of the Order of, the British Empire in 2003 for her services to drama. Her pictorial autobiography- ‘In the Frame’ was published in 2007.
Helen Mirren was born in Hammersmith, west London on 26th July 1945. She is a descendant of the White Russian nobility. Her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov was a member of an aristocratic Russian military family who came to England during the Russian Revolution and her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family. Mirren was married to American director Taylor Hackford on 31 December 1997.
Education: Helen attended Hamlet Court primary school Westcliff-on-sea and St. Bernards High School for girls in Southend-on-sea. After high school, she participated in a teaching college, the New College of Speech and Drama in London.
She began her acting career at National Youth Theater at the age of 18, where she first made her mark playing Cleopatra. After that, she became a member of the vaunted Royal Shakespeare Company. She began playing sexually charged roles such as Castiza in The Revenger’s Tragedy; Cressida in Troilus and Cressida; and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. These roles, as well as several others, earned her the label “The Sex Queen of Stratford”.
Mirren made her screen debut with the film with Herostratus, 1968. Mirren has also appeared in some successful films throughout her career such as –
- The Age of Consent(1969)
- O Lucky Man!(1973)
- The Long Good Friday (1980)
- The Madness of King George(1994)
Mirren continued her successful film career with films like The Clearing, Pride, Raising Helen, and Shadowboxer, Arthur, Hitchcock, RED 2, Gold, etc. For the film Cal(1984), she earned her the Best Actress award at Cannes.
She is one of the few performers who has achieved the Triple Crown of Acting. She won the
• Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Actress in 2007 for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen,
• Olivier Award for Best Actress in 2013 for her performance in The Audience and
• Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her Broadway performance in the drama.
Mirren won three consecutive BAFTA Awards for Best Actress between 1992 and 1994. She also won four SAG Awards, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards. She won her first Emmy Award in 1996.
Net Worth of Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren net worth is an estimated of $55 million. Some of Helen’s heights earnings per film are as bellow:
- Woman in Gold- $33,307,793
- Red 2- $53,262,560
- Hitchcock- $6,008,677
- The Queen- $56,441,711
- Collateral Beauty- $31,016,021
- The Madness of King George Gold- $15,238,689
- Calendar Girls- $31,041,759
- The Pledge- $19,733,089
Helen has invested in real estate in England and some in the United States. She owns a large patch of land in Hollywood, and monetary value of that is certainly in the millions. Helen owns houses in Los Angeles, London, and the south of France. She also owns multi-storied buildings in England and a farmhouse in southern Italy. She owns many luxury automobiles.
Besides making money from acting in films, Helen Mirren had been roped in as the spokeswoman of L’Oreal Paris. Mirren had previously modelled for British brand Marks & Spencer.
Mirren is an atheist. Although she has a successful career on silver screen, Mirren still likes the stage and always makes time to perform on it. Beside her glamour world she is associated with various charities like Women for Women, The Jack Petchey Foundation, Freedom From Torture, UNHCR- The UN Refugee Agency, etc.