Helen Mirren's Pink Hair: Inspired by 'America's Next Top Model'

02/10/2013 at 03:49 PM ET

Helen Mirren Pink HairIan Gavan/Getty

What do Dakota Fanning, Katy Perry and Helen Mirren have in common? Until Sunday’s BAFTA awards in London, not a whole lot, but Mirren’s bright new do put them all in a rarefied group of stars who have rocked pink hair.

“I saw it on America’s Next Top Model, so I decided to have a go,” Mirren, 67, told reporters of her tress inspiration. The cotton-candy hue highlighted her brand-new choppy pixie cut, which she showed off to great effect in a white crew-neck Nicholas Oakwell Couture gown with floral embroidery. “I know I won’t win tonight,” she said of her best actress nomination for Hitchcock, “but I’m going to have lots of fun and celebrate anyway.”

Though we’re used to the star’s bold fashion choices, her colorful locks (rumored to be temporary) still managed to surprise us — if only because we’d bet she’s the first-ever Dame Commander of the British Empire to sport a pastel pink pixie.

Tell us: What do you think of Mirren’s new do?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Phil Boucher


FILED UNDER: Beauty , Celebs , Hair , Red Carpet
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Diana on

I love Helen Mirren, but I don’t think the pink hair looks good on her. Good thing it’s temporary.

Yvonne on

Love Helen, I think it was a fun little thing to try and since it’s only temporary why not? At her age if you can’t have a little fun and stop taking everything so seriously then you aren’t living your life to the fullest :)

Pauline on

Wow, this pink hair color suits Mirren! Better than on anybody else I have ever seen. Who’d have guessed it?

Elena on

That’s badass. Hope I’m that cool when I’m her age.

Miriam on


Cosia on

I hope I have her body at 67, and a fun sense of whimsy to do something fun like that! It’s temporary, it’s HAIR lol so fun!

Snarkette on

Years ago in England, I saw a little old lady, immaculately groomed and coiffed. Her white hair, instead of having a bluish tint as was common, had a pink tint that complemented her outfit perfectly.

On Helen Mirren, however, I think she’d best stick with silver or gold — to match whatever award she is receiving.

Patternbook Dame on

Fun but only for a day or two?

Suzi on

Love it…love Helen!

Suzi on

Love it…love Helen!!

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