It may be six years since she was crowned "queen of the bikini" but the year-old Hollywood icon was looking as svelte as ever when she took a dip in the Ischia Sea during a holiday in Italy. Oozing body confidence, the regal actress opted for a curve-hugging lilac one-piece with a low-cut front and plunging back. Helen's slimline pins and toned arms were on full display in the revealing swimwear, and she proudly flaunted her voluptuous physique as she sauntered around the resort. After cooling off with a swim, the Dame decided to top up her tan as she reclined on a sun lounger and played on her iPad. Once she was finished bronzing, the Broadway star covered up her youthful figure by throwing on a see-through white kaftan with floral cut-out detailing and a matching wide-brimmed hat. Helen is currently holidaying in Italy with her year-old husband Taylor Hackford and the couple are in town for the Ischia Film Festival.
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While Helen Mirren may be best known for her acting—the Academy Award winner has starred in several critically-acclaimed films, including Godsford Park, Trumbo, Calendar Girls, and The Queen— in , Dame Mirren went viral for a very different reason. She became something of a post mid-life sex symbol when members of the Italian paparazzi snapped a photo of her in a bikini on the beach. But Mirren never wanted the attention. In an interview with KTLA's Sam Rubin, the actress revealed she was just trying to "suck in her stomach and her cheeks to look good" for her husband, Taylor Hackford.
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Dame Helen Mirren is sitting in a chair with her head in her hands, giggling in embarrassment. Mirren has never been one to shy away from stripping off on screen. She's got a matriarchal authority but she's very, very sexy. And indeed she's always been lauded for her physical attributes and barely latent sexuality during her year career. That said, the shot of her posing in a red bikini, looking tanned and toned on an Italian break in , still managed to generate headlines the world over.
Timeless beauty: Dame Helen Mirren on holiday in Puglia in that red bikini last week. That picture of Dame Helen Mirren in her red bikini holidaying in Puglia has left men under 40 with a bit of a dilemma. Women might have been discussing the merits of the bikini, the chutzpah of a year-old woman photographed so unselfconsciously in the almost-altogether and, of course, her toned body particularly that flat stomach. But men have been pondering just one simple thing: 'Is she really desirable at 62?