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Helen Mirren Has a Hilariously Relatable Reason for Embracing Her Gray Hair

The actress has been rocking her stunning silver strands for decades.


At 74, Helen Mirren continues to reign as one of the most talented and beautiful actresses lighting up the silver screen. She’s also incredibly relatable when it comes to things like her workout routine and beauty regimen. Now, the dame is dishing on why she’s never bothered to cover up her trademark gray hair.

“I was always too lazy to color my hair. I just couldn’t be bothered, honestly,” the actress hilariously told Allure earlier this month. Sure, she has dabbled in dying her locks a subtle rosy pink hue for fun, but “in normal, everyday life, I don’t, and I never really have.”

Mirren is also just perfectly happy with how her silver strands look — and believes it’s making a comeback, anyway. “I do love 18th-century wigs and costumes,” she said, referencing her many historical roles, like her take on Catherine the Great ($14.99, Amazon) last year. “It was very fashionable, and it’s come back in, to have gray or white hair like my hair is now.”

The actress shared her pro-gray sentiments while promoting the launch of the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect line of makeup. She also spilled on which new product she already loves: L’Oréal Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Daily Moisturizer ($15.99 [Originally $19.99], Amazon). “If you don’t feel like wearing a lot of makeup, just put on a little bit of that, a mascara, and maybe some lip color,” Mirren explained. 

Hey, if we can look even half as great as Mirren does on a regular basis, we’ll happily add any product she recommends. And we always love hearing from famous ladies who embrace rocking their natural gray hair — even if it is out of laziness! 

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