۞ Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, born Helen Lydia Mironoff, 1945, in Hammersmith, London, is an English actor. Mirren has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards. Married American director Taylor Hackford in 1997. The ceremony took place at the Ardersier Parish Church near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. She received a damehood for services to the performing arts at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.