Helen Mirren, 73, cuts a casual figure in black as she touches down at LAX airport in Los Angeles

Helen Mirren cut a casual figure as she arrived at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Monday.

The British actress, 73, looked in high spirits as she strolled with her suitcase through the airport.

She donned a black cardigan with a crisp white shirt and black trousers with matching shoes. 

Travel: Helen Mirren cut a casual figure as she arrived at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Monday


Travel: Helen Mirren cut a casual figure as she arrived at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Monday

The star went make-up free for her travels, instead letting her natural beauty shine through.

Despite being off duty, the actress found time to sign an autograph for a fan. 

Helen will star as Catherine The Great in a new TV series based on the Russian Emperor’s life.

She was confirmed in January to be playing the role of the Russian Queen with an extremely colourful love life, focusing on her affair with Grigory Potemkin, who will be played by Terminator star Jason Clarke, 49. 

Casual: The British actress, 73, looked in high spirits as she strolled with her suitcase through the airport

Casual: The British actress, 73, looked in high spirits as she strolled with her suitcase through the airport

Touchdown: Helen looked glad to be in the sunshine following her flight

Let's go: The star tugged on her luggage as she crossed the road

So cool: Helen rocked the monochrome look as she made her way out of the airport

Hello: Helen beamed to the camera as she pushed her suitcase through the terminal

 Hello: Helen beamed to the camera as she pushed her suitcase through the terminal

Despite her illustrious career in the film industry, Helen previously admitted she struggled with insecurities in the early stages of her career. 

She told The Daily Telegraph: ‘I have experienced insecurity all my life, and I still do on a daily basis. I remember having these panic attacks but not at the obvious moments.’

The Woman in Gold star confessed were ‘so many things’ she didn’t like about her body when she was propelled into the limelight as an actress in the late 1960’s.

Long flight: The star went make-up free for her travels, instead letting her natural beauty shine through

 Long flight: The star went make-up free for her travels, instead letting her natural beauty shine through

Style: She donned a black cardigan with a crisp white shirt and black trousers with matching shoes

Style: She donned a black cardigan with a crisp white shirt and black trousers with matching shoes 

So lovely: Despite being off duty, the actress found time to sign an autograph for a fan

So lovely: Despite being off duty, the actress found time to sign an autograph for a fan

She explained: ‘Because I have never felt beautiful. There are people who are beautiful and I’m objective enough to know that I don’t fit into that category.

‘For me, still now, it’s to do with wit and intelligence rather than the way I look. I don’t feel clever or funny enough.’

Speaking about her career in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Helen told how she would love to portray a James Bond villain one day.

She said: ‘Women get to play much cooler villains these days… But I’ve always had a secret ambition to play a villain in a James Bond movie.’ 

Career: Helen will star as Catherine The Great in a new TV series based on the Russian Emperor's life (pictured in March 2019)

Career: Helen will star as Catherine The Great in a new TV series based on the Russian Emperor’s life (pictured in March 2019) 



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