Queen of cool, Dame Helen Mirren has praised stars of today – namely Kim Kardashian – for changing societies perceptions of what is beautiful and acceptable for women.
In an interview with The Telegraph, the Dame revealed that while she is not a fan of the Kardashian’s per se, she loves the way Kim, along with other stars including JLO and Madonna, have "raised their middle fingers to this epithet of 'slut'".
"I’m not into the Kardashians – it’s a phenomenon I just don’t find interesting, but – and this is the big word: B-U-T-T – it’s wonderful that you’re allowed to have a butt nowadays," she said.
"Thanks to Madame Kardashian, and before her, JLO. We’re also allowed to have thighs now, which is great too. It’s very positive."
The 70-year-old actress says that when she was growing up, it was deemed "unbelievably sluttish to even have a bra strap showing".
"Everything was about women conforming. I love shameless women. Shameless and proud!"
Helen Mirren as contemplation is either an ideal, or the sensuality she exudes is a whiff of confidence born of an assurance she will perform in life, as well as on film excellently. Also, she's beautiful! - Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories