Helen Mirren: A Queen In Her Own Right
Dame Helen Mirren, a megastar of extraordinary range and intelligence, was once told by a fortune teller that she would achieve her greatest success after the age of 40. Beginning her career in the Royal Shakespeare Company at 18, she would go on to make over 125 appearances in movies and television. One of 15 actresses to have won the “Triple Crown of Acting” (Oscar, Emmy & Tony), Helen Mirren has played a queen six times in her career. According to Prince William, her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II is “so convincing I should probably call her Granny.”
This lecture/video presentation will highlight Helen’s career and her candid personal revelations about coming of age in the turbulent 1960’s, living in the limelight, her sensual screen persona, love, men, marriage, children and navigating life’s journey. Warm, witty, smart, sassy, stylish, and a symbol of aging gracefully, Dame Helen Mirren is a force of nature.
Presented by Marilyn Carminio
Marilyn Carminio worked for many years at an international law firm where she developed and presented client servicetraining programs. She began her career as a NYC schoolteacher and went on to hold various positions at women’s magazines such as Cosmopolitan, where she worked for Helen Gurley Brown, Elle Magazine, and New Woman. She has lectured at over 100 venues including: The Hutton House Lecture Series at C.W. Post, libraries throughout Long Island, the Roslyn Historical Society, Meadowbrook Pointe in Westbury, the Meadowbrook Women’s Initiative, Hadassah groups and women’s clubs. Marilyn puts her heart and soul into preparing her multimedia presentations. She selects subjects for which she has a passion, which is richly conveyed through to the audience.