Helen Mirren Defends Stars Who Get Plastic Surgery

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

"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.

"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.

"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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