How Much is Helen Mirren Worth?
The award-winning English actress Helen Mirren owns $50 million net worth. Her wealth comes from Helen Mirren salary of an actress. In fact, Helen Mirren is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world.
Mirren was saving her fortune gradually, being completely busy in acting. She worked on the stage, in various TV series and in big screen films. Each time she put lots of efforts to create the natural catching female image.
It was she, who portrayed Dominique, Kate Hudson screen boss, in a comedy-drama “Raising Helen”. Dominique was a classical business lady, stylish, cold, with a strict approach to people. And Mirren perfectly depicted this iron lady on the screen.
Her other famous heroine was in the movie “The Queen”. This time Helen Mirren played the leading character – Queen Elizabeth II. This work was hard for Helen, as she had to depict a real person –Elizabeth II, the reigning queen of England. The actress tried her best to show the Queen in the complicated period of her life.
To create a realistic Queen on the screen, Mirren spent lots of time, preparing to her role. She wore a wig and glasses to look and feel like Elizabeth II. In addition she read books about the Queen, looked through her interviews and worked with a coach to develop a similar manner of speech.
And her efforts paid off –Mirren was awarded for her role of Queen Elizabeth with an Oscar as the best actress of the year 2007.
Really, Helen Mirren was perfect in creating female heroines for big screen movies. But she was not against trying her hand as a TV actress too. Helen appeared drama series “Third Watch”, played in “The Twilight Zone” etc.
Like many other celebrities, Helen made cash through endorsements too. For example, in 2016 she starred in Budweiser ads.
Thus the talented entertainer Helen Mirren established herself as the wealthy and famous actress. But how did she start her way on top?
Helen Mirren Bio and Career
Just like her popular heroines, Helen Mirren is a person of an interesting fate. Her grandfather used to be a rich and noble person in Russia. He emigrated from his country to England in order to avoid persecution after revolution in 1917.
That’s why Helen Mirren real surname was Mironoff. Her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironoff, changed his name for Basil Mirren in order to make it understandable for Englishmen.
Helen’s mother Kathleen came from a working-class English family. The future star grew up with a brother and sister.
The girl developed great interest to acting at the age of 6. She debuted professionally in her early 20s as the actress of Royal Shakespeare Company.
Having gained initial popularity as a theater actress, Mirren gradually moved her way to television and movie industry.
One of her first screen works was in the film “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, based on Shakespeare’s play with the same name.
After that Helen Mirren appeared in a number of great screen projects.
She joins her career with a happy personal life. Since 1997 Helen Mirren has been married to a film director Taylor Hackford. She has no children.
The financially secured actress Helen Mirren owns a number of stunning houses all over the world. She has an estate in Santa Barbara; $1, 2 million villa in Hollywood Hills, which she purchased in 1987; and she bought a picturesque farmhouse in Italy for $400,000.
One of the most favorite Helen Mirren houses is a big brick-built home in the southeastern part of France, an hour from Cannes.
The house is not big, and it is hard to call a luxurious residence, it is rather a vacation home, where the actress can relax, arrange barbeque or simply walk in a very beautiful garden, smelling the sweet aroma of exotic flowers.
Helen Mirren comes to this house with her beloved husband. Here the star is recharging her batteries and prepares to the new roles.
Helen Mirren is living a dreaming life, isn’t she?