Helen Mirren was a sex symbol for a long time, showing off her appeal in movies like Age of Consent and Excalibur. Throughout the years, she's aged gracefully and retained her force in the acting world with movies such as The Queen, Hitchcock, and RED.
And don’t think the actual Queen hasn’t noticed. In 2003, Mirren was made a Dame for her work in the performing arts. Besides that glorious title, Mirren has an Academy Award, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, two Cannes Film Festival Awards and four Emmys. Those must require a very large mantle.