Helen Mirren's Pink Hair: Inspired by 'America's Next Top Model'

02/10/2013 at 03:49 PM ET

Helen Mirren Pink HairIan Gavan/Getty

What do Dakota Fanning, Katy Perry and Helen Mirren have in common? Until Sunday’s BAFTA awards in London, not a whole lot, but Mirren’s bright new do put them all in a rarefied group of stars who have rocked pink hair.

“I saw it on America’s Next Top Model, so I decided to have a go,” Mirren, 67, told reporters of her tress inspiration. The cotton-candy hue highlighted her brand-new choppy pixie cut, which she showed off to great effect in a white crew-neck Nicholas Oakwell Couture gown with floral embroidery. “I know I won’t win tonight,” she said of her best actress nomination for Hitchcock, “but I’m going to have lots of fun and celebrate anyway.”

Though we’re used to the star’s bold fashion choices, her colorful locks (rumored to be temporary) still managed to surprise us — if only because we’d bet she’s the first-ever Dame Commander of the British Empire to sport a pastel pink pixie.

Tell us: What do you think of Mirren’s new do?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Phil Boucher

PHOTOS: VOTE ON MORE STAR HAIR CHANGES HERE!

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Celebs , Hair , Red Carpet

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GildaGirl on

Love it! She is such a classy lady, and looks great all the time.

angelus5by5 on

Helen Mirren is a lovely Lady, and whatever she does is in good taste. Even a bit of fun can be in good taste if she does it. She looks so happy in the picture…………can I say
“in the pink”?

Autumn on

Do not go gentle into that good night. Live your life like somebody left the gate open!

Nicky on

Love her! I think the pink hair looks cute.

veggie mama on

The pink hair makes her look older!

nancy on

gorgeous!!! i love helen!!!, cool hair color!

Deza on

It’s pretty Awesome – I’d rock that – Life is to short for being “mainstream” all the time – Have Fun!!!

Dixick on

I think her hair is great for this event. She’s just showing you that women her age can still have fun!

PS on

I think she looks like a fairytale elf between the short hair and the pink color. It’s cute! You only live once, so why not?

Summer on

I love that she has fun with her style – that’s important.

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