Hollywood star Dame Helen Mirren has said that the word beauty “excludes the vast majority of us who aren’t beautiful.”
The Oscar-winner, 76, said she was “absolutely amazed” to be the cover star of People magazine’s Beautiful 2022 issue.
“I never thought of myself as beautiful, nor for my age, so I was amazed,” she told the magazine.
Dame Helen, who has played everything from a gangster’s girlfriend to Elizabeth II throughout her 50-year career, said she loves beauty and “looks at beautiful things,” but not when it’s “associated with the beauty industry.” will”.
She said: “I think it excludes the vast majority of us who aren’t beautiful.
“Of course there are incredibly beautiful people in the world and it’s an absolute joy to look at them, whether male or female.
“Beautiful people are a marvel to behold, but most of us are not beautiful. We have other things that are just as powerful as beauty.
“I’d love to see us celebrate those things.”
The veteran actress said she prefers the word “swagger” to beauty.
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“I love the word bragging because I think bragging means being confident, showing myself off to the world and enjoying the world around me.
“I think what’s called the beauty industry should be called the boast industry.
“We give people bragging rights,” she added.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/dame-helen-mirren-eager-to-honour-traits-which-are-just-as-powerful-as-beauty-41594769.html Dame Helen Mirren strives to honor qualities that are “as powerful as beauty”.