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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Mirren reveals pink hair inspiration

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: Actress Helen Mirren makes a few remarks at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition and Gala Concert at The Kennedy Center on September 23, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)

Helen Mirren was inspired to dye her hair pink for the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards by Tyra Banks’ hit US show America’s Next Top Model.

The 67-year-old star rocked a cotton candy coloured pixie cut on the red carpet at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards in London on Sunday night.

The look was reminiscent of the rainbow dye-jobs typically seen on the likes of Katy Perry, Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj.

But it wasn’t the pop stars who inspired her to try the daring look.

Helen gave credit to the creative stylists on Tyra Banks’ hit US television show America’s Next Top Model.

“I saw it on America’s Next Top Model, so I decided to have a go,” she told reporters at the Royal Opera House.

Helen still managed to look elegant at the event. She wore a white Nicholas Oakwell Couture gown with white floral embroidery.

The English star was nominated for best actress for her role in bio drama Hitchcock.

The prize went to 85-year-old actress Emmanuelle Riva for her part in Amour.

But Helen was already anticipating she would lose long before the BAFTAs were underway.

The thought of attending the ceremony just for kicks made her that much more carefree when selecting her look.

“I know I won’t win tonight," she said on the red carpet. "But I’m going to have lots of fun and celebrate anyway,” she mused.

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