Helen Mirren Defends Stars Who Get Plastic Surgery

Celebrity Body Jan. 26, 2010 AT 11:29AM
Helen Mirren Defends Stars Who Get Plastic Surgery Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Helen Mirren might not opt to go under the knife herself, but she doesn't judge her Hollywood cohorts for getting plastic surgery.

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"You go, 'I don't want to look at that face anymore,' and I understand that, absolutely," the actress told British morning show GMTV.

The 64-year-old star added, "I think people should be allowed to do whatever they want to make themselves feel happy."

One thing about her body -- which she flaunted in a red bikini back in 2008 -- she doesn't like is a tattoo she got when she was just a teen.

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"I was very, very drunk," she said recently. "It was a very, very long time ago, when only sailors and Hell's Angels were tattooed, honestly, and prisoners. I decided to get a tattoo because it was the most shocking thing I could think of doing."

Although she said she's now "utterly disgusted" by the body art, the Queen star braved a thorough, full-body examination by Madame Tussauds wax museum.

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"To be measured by calipers, every inch of you, it's a bit intimidating," she told GMTV of the process to create a wax figurine in her likeness, which is set to debut in April. "Every inch of you gets measured!"

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