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Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren, born Helen Mironov of Russian-English parentage, is one of the best-known and most respected actresses in Britain. Her starring role as DCI Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect has made her a household name. She has become renowned for tackling challenging roles and has won many awards for her powerful and versatile performances, including an Academy Award for her title role in 'The Queen'. She lives in Los Angeles.