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Helen Mirren urges US women to 'change the landscape' by voting

Published 15/10/2016

Helen Mirren arrives at the 2016 Variety Power of Women luncheon in Beverly Hills (AP)
Helen Mirren arrives at the 2016 Variety Power of Women luncheon in Beverly Hills (AP)

Dame Helen Mirren has said American women can "change the landscape for future generations" by voting in the upcoming presidential election.

Speaking at an event to recognise philanthropic contributions by Hollywood women, the British actress said: "It's time for the best role model in the White House."

Dame Helen was not the only star at the Variety Power of Women luncheon to mention the election.

Scarlett Johansson said women's reproductive rights need to be "taken off the ballot".

The Power of Women event at the Beverly Wilshire hotel also recognised Ava DuVernay, Laverne Cox, fashion designer Georgina Chapman and Spanx founder Sara Blakely.

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