Helen Mirren worried more about looks when she was younger

Helen Mirren is less conscious about her looks now she is older because when you are "young and beautiful, you're paranoid and miserable".

Helen Mirren has admitted she "used to worry a lot more" about her looks than she does now she's approaching 70.

The 'Mamma Mia' actress - who was the face of a L'Oreal Age Perfect campaign last year - thinks ageing has its benefits and believes "when you're young and beautiful, you're paranoid and miserable",

She said: "I used to worry a lot more about my looks than I do now - when you're young and beautiful, you're paranoid and miserable. I think the great advantage of getting older is that you let go of certain things."

On the topic of ageing Helen previously told British Closer magazine: "I don't often wish that I'm younger because I think that it's pretty cool to be older. What I love the most about being older is that lovely I don't give a f**kness kind of thing."

And on turning 70 she said: "Your 40s are good. Your 50s are great. Your 60s are fab. And 70 is f***ing awesome. I'm not quite there yet, but almost."

The flawless veteran actress turns 70 on Sunday (26.07.15).

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