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Dame Helen Mirren. Picture: Getty Images

Dame Helen Mirren was feted with the coveted Icon honour at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards this week. The 11th annual prizegiving at London's Berkeley Square Gardens brought out the stars but the Oscar winner, 68, stole the show.

She was presented with the Icon prize by Ryan Reynolds, who joked about the beloved actress, stating: "For most actors, painstaking preparation involves nothing more than spray tan and a big pile of coke. But this next honouree has shown me that those things just aren't as important . . .

"The term 'national treasure' is bandied around but, in the case of this stage and screen legend, it's absolutely deserved. She brings grace and fierce talent to her roles and leaves a trail of critical acclaim in her wake. She's also someone we're absolutely desperate to get drunk with at a party."

Mirren said: "Your 40s are good. Your 50s are great. Your 60s are fab. And 70 is f…… awesome. I'm not quite there yet but almost."

The West Australian

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