She is one of the best-loved and most highly respected actresses in the world today. A talent that Britain is truly proud of, Dame Helen Mirren is a chameleon of an actress who has turned her hand to a huge variety of roles. This book unearths the amazing woman behind the professional. From the beginning as a struggling actress with a passion for Shakespeare, she soon made her mark on the stage. She went on to impress with a host of challenging and varied screen roles, from "The Cook", "The Thief", "His Wife and Her Lover" to her more recent appearances in "Calendar Girls", "Prime Suspect 7", "The Queen" and the multiple award winning Elizabeth I. It was this film that gained her an Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress and firmly secured her status as a national treasure. A fascinating read, this book charts an incredible woman through her struggle to the top, her relationships with fellow actors, including Liam Neeson, and her marriage to film director Taylor Hackman. This truly is a must-have for any Helen Mirren fan and film-buffs alike, it is not to be missed.