Helen Mirren debuts choppy pink hair at the BAFTAs: awesome & amazing?

Helen Mirren is THE QUEEN of all she surveys. Even if she went home a loser (Helen lost the BAFTA to Emmanuelle Riva), Helen wins at life. Helen debuted some cotton-candy-pink hair which made me double-take. Instead of looking like a little old lady, Helen kind of rocks the pink hair in a punk rock way, though. I love her. She looks amazing. Helen wore Nicholas Oakwell Spring 2013 Couture – it’s actually a lovely gown.

More photos from the BAFTAs… WHY is it a thing these days to wear full-length gowns that are somehow see-through? Can I blame Rachel Weisz’s awful Golden Globes dress? Ugh. Anyway, this is Thandie Newton in Louis Vuitton. I’m not saying I would have liked it if the skirt was lined, I’m just saying that I wouldn’t have thought it was THIS TRASHY. Thandie is too classy for this gown.

Sarah Jessica Parker in an Elie Saab jumpsuit thing. Can I just say? I love this. I love everything about this look. She looks sleek and fashion-forward AND comfortable. Love her styling, and love her for wearing pants to the BAFTAs! One of my favorite looks of the evening.

Hayley Atwell in Antonio Berardi. Ugh. Fug disaster.

Gemma Arterton in a striped Celia Kritharioti Haute Couture 2013 gown. I’ve developed a strange affection for Gemma (I think she’s gorgeous), and while this wasn’t my least favorite gown, it wasn’t the best either. I just don’t think she should try so hard, you know? Why go with stripes? Why not go with something that suits her lovely figure?

Elizabeth Olsen in Chanel Couture. This looks like a child’s art project – like, tissue paper on mesh or something. It’s just awful. I do not give her any points for being unique or for wearing Chanel. This is terrible.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Hannah says:

    I think the pink looks silly. And no, not because of her age.

  2. allons-y alonso says:

    Word to you mother! Helen Mirren is just the coolest!! I love her hair and that dress looks lovely on her.

    Hayley Atwell is a very beautiful woman. It hurts to see her in such an unflattering dress.

  3. Isa says:

    I don’t generally like hair colours that don’t exist in nature (I hate Kelly Osbourne’s), but somehow I quite like this pink on Helen. I was totally expecting to hate it when I saw a headline somewhere about her pink hair, but I don’t.

    I don’t really like the dress though, but that has more to do with the design than how she’s wearing it. I think she shows that large-chested women can look good in high necklines if done right.

  4. RocketMerry says:

    Lol! Helen is amazing! Much more life into that little fierce lady than in all those pretty HW starlets. Lovely!

  5. Carolyn says:

    King Karl is over-rated. For every nice frock there’s 3 awful ones.

    Should retire and enjoy his time with Choupette. He then wouldn’t need two assistants to look after her.

  6. gee says:

    Love the pink hair, I wish that was acceptable in the secretarial world..

    Anywho, Love SJP. When she gets it right (and it’s rare), she gets it right.

  7. Miss Kiki says:

    SJP is killing, it. This is the best she has looked in forever.

  8. only1shmoo says:

    Helen Mirren looks amazing; she’s hotter and has more balls with her style than many women half her age…basically, I want to be her when I grow up!

  9. Jane says:

    Dame Helen’s gown and wrap are gorgeous. As for the hair, did anyone ask if it was for a part like that other guy with the weird blond spikes and make-up?

  10. Lexie says:

    ”helen wins at life”

    also, everything helen does is amazing, pink hair included.

  11. Vivian says:

    I also like Gemma; she’s beautiful but some of her fashion choices are eeeek! Wouldn’t blame Rachel W for the mini- sheer drape overlay trend— I blame designers trying to make it a thing — same goes to mullet dress….99% of them are awful!

  12. Marty says:

    Helen is Queen, she looks beautiful!!!

  13. MsAubra says:

    I love it!!! And Helen aint going out like some matronly broad just cuz she’s oer 60. Her and Judge Judy giving us young women a run for our money wearing two peices at their age and looking as good! I can’t shade that!

  14. Cazzee says:

    If I could wear Dame Helen’s entire outfit – pink hair, beautiful dress, gauzy wrap, impish attitude, everything – to my office job today, I would. Perfect for a rainy day!

  15. T.C. says:

    Helen Mirren is rocking the hell out of that pink hair. She looks so darn stylish. I lloke Thandie Newton’s outfit. The lace makes it look classy. Sarah Jessica Parker to be looks tacky and underdressed.

  16. bea says:

    LOVE her pink hair. So much warmer than blonde or grey.

    I do not like the neckline on her gown tho. She’s large-chested and a round neck like that is not flattering, imo

  17. JL says:

    Helen just pulled off sassy and classy, unlike many who go with hair that is trashy and brassy.

    I thought I saw a pic somewhere with Kelly Osborne with dark hair – much improved!

  18. Mew says:

    I generally don’t like pink hair, it was ridiculous on Rachel McAdams and make me always think tryhard or wannabekotaku. I also don’t like lavender hair or other pastel odd colors, especially elder ppl, who always do them just sooooo wrong.

    But Helen Mirren rocks this look. She rocks it so hard she makes me want to have pink hair! She looks absolutely stunning, so youthfull, so amazing! Go Helen!

  19. mel says:

    Lizzie Olsen has the worst style for someone who has fashionista sisters that could put her in nice stuff.

  20. Nicolette says:

    I LOVE Helen’s gown! It’s beautiful, and doesn’t disappoint. I almost always love what she wears.

    And SJP… enough with the eyes already. All the eyeliner and what, they don’t open anymore. She always looks like she’s squinting. Awful look she should do away with.

  21. ladybert62 says:

    Helen Mirren – I love the dress and hate the hair. Pink is for a teenager chewing gum not a distinguished actress – the hair looks silly.

  22. Addison says:

    The only look I like here is Sarah J. everyone else, no. Is the pink hair for a role? If not, okay fine but the dress is horrible. If you are going to go with that hair she should have picked something other than that flowing mess. I think Helen looks awful, and I really like her. Very surprised and not in a good way.

  23. Claudia says:

    Neither awesome nor amazing. I get that people like to fall all over themselves in their fawning over Helen Mirren, thus the constant declarations over everything she does being so GREAT!!!Exclamation point!!!! but this look is horrible. The haircut is extremely unflattering, the pink an ugly shade, and the dress stuffy. I read a quote from her that she wanted to do this after a contestant on ANTM dyed her hair pink, so I don’t think it has anything to do with breast cancer awareness. Pass.

  24. Sarah says:

    Seriously you like SJP? Honestly she looks a hot mess everytime she leaves her house. That jumpsuit was not appropriate at all. Why was she even there?

    • MGray says:

      I thought SJP’s jumpsuit was one of the worst outfits there, not because it was a terrible outfit but because it was inappropriate for the event. Everyone there (especially American actors, directors ect) were gushing on how they respect the Baftas as the prestigious event it is (someone may have to tell me if the Baftas do the same political campaigning that the Oscars do), and yet SJP turns up looking like “oh, this is just some silly little show, I wont even bother with a skirt”.
      What made me cringe even more was that she walked out on stage to present the award for best Lead Actor – one of the final 3 awards that everyone was waiting to hear – and she was looking like THAT. Ugh.

  25. BooBooLaRue says:

    All hail Queen Helen! An amazing look!

  26. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Regardless of age or intent, it looks super pretty on her and when I get to Helen Mirren’s age if I have the balls to rock pink hair, why not? I think it looks prettier on her than on Kelly Osbourne.

  27. Lulu says:

    I think she looks stunning with the pink hair! Much better than blue, haha!

  28. karmasabiatch! says:

    Truly, when you have Helen Mirren in a photo montage with other actresses, no matter how stunning or gorgeous or youthful the other ladies may be, Dame Helen steals the spotlight from ALL.

    I love her SO much!!

  29. Thiajoka says:

    I love you, Helen, but did Katy Perry dare you to do this to your hair? Otherwise, you’d look perfect.

  30. Lisa says:

    I don’t get the Mirren love, but she pulls this off.

  31. bagladey says:

    SJP is my fashion pick of this lot.

  32. NeoCleo says:

    Helen Mirren can do NO wrong.

  33. decorative item says:

    I think the hair looks lovely. Even if she didn’t, I’d still applaud her for having a little fun.

  34. Cirque28 says:

    Love Helen’s hair like this! I think it’s a temporary thing, just her having fun for a night. I hope I am so bold and still enjoying myself so much at her age.

  35. May says:

    Don’t blame Rachel Weisz for the trend of see-through dresses. Thandie Newton’s and Rachel’s Globe dress are both Louis Vitton dresses. LV makes the trend not the actresses.

  36. I Choose Me says:

    Rock on Helen. Rock on. Love the pink do.

  37. NEENAZEE says:

    Helen reigns supreme!! Everyone else in this post could use some help tho… not a fan of SJP’s look and I feel like the vamp of her shoe could’ve worked better with the leg of the jumpsuit (she does get some props for wearing pants tho), Thandie just looks like a tacky flamenco dancer, and Elizabeth and Hayley are overshadowed by those godawful black and white textured things they’ve got on. Am I the only one that finds Gemma’s dress interesting?

  38. Jill says:

    Okay, am I the only one here apparently who lived through the 80′s/early 90′s and thinks that SJP’s outfit is totally awful? I mean, the keyhole, the pants that zip at the bottom, the overall sweat suit vibe … I just can’t with that. I might have worn that in 1992. When I was 12.

    Helen is the queen. And I actually like Hayley Atwell’s dress, the lines the dress creates are visually interesting. I also like Gemma’s, although it should have been about 2 inches shorter.

  39. Chelsea's handler says:

    Kelly Osbourne in forty years.

  40. Peta says:

    Helen looks so *fabulous* here I’ll forgive her the pink hair (which isn’t that bad actually on her). That dress is gorgeous, she just owns it, makes me want to go and look up Oakwell’s collection. Love the gunmetal satin stole.

    So bowled over by Helen that I actually find myself liking SJP’s getup here which is unusual for me (usually don’t appreciate her fashion sense). The pantsuit is simple and sleek and highlights her tight figure well. The Chanel on Olsen is fussy but she doesnt look bad in it. She’s young, I’d rather see her expiriment a bit than get too conservative.

  41. Lizzie says:

    Dame Helen looks absolutely fabulous! See how she is breath takingly gorgeous,yet everything is covered. Maybe she could teach class and elegance to all of the tragically sluttish starlets floating around!

  42. missiecoco says:

    rockin’ the pink do, divine Helen! Love love love SJP jumpsuit.