Helen Mirren Still Loves Her 'Stripper Shoes'

07/12/2013 at 12:01 PM ET

Helen Mirren stripper heels Getty; Filmmagic; AKM-GSI

What do Helen Mirren and Taylor Momsen have in common? No, Mirren never guest-starred on Gossip Girl. It turns out, they both have an affinity for clear lucite “stripper heels,” which Mirren wore to the premiere of Red 2 last night.

Surprised? Don’t be. Mirren has long had the shoes in her arsenal, telling Jay Leno in 2010 that the shoes were her “secret weapon.”

“They were stripper shoes I used to buy on Hollywood Boulevard,” she said. “Thirty-nine dollars, they cost me … They give you like, an immediate seven inches,” which she says she needs to keep up with all the tall actresses on the red carpet.

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She’s been sporting them for years now and has them in multiple styles, from the metallic ones she wore with a pencil skirt to an Oscar pre-party the year she won Best Actress for The Queen (just like the real Queen Elizabeth, right?) to the clear acrylic ones she stepped out in last night.

“Four-inch platforms give you great height and make your legs look unbelievably long,” Mirren has said, noting that other people may be onto her trick. “I used only to be able to get them in stripper shops, but now you can buy them everywhere.”

Tell us: What do you think of Mirren’s favorite shoe style? Would you try her leg-lengthening trick?

–Alex Apatoff

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kim on

lol. shes so awesome and funny. i want to grow up to be just like her when im old.

Janey on

The fact that she has been rocking these for years is so awesome, love it!

Brooke on

She is unbelievably hot……At 67, she looks better than many 50 year olds…..LOVE her

fanofboardwalkempire on

Helen Mirren always looks great- classy and elegant!

Zen on

Hawt Lady!

Lynn on

The men that I work with ages ranging from 30-50’s are all in love with her. She’s wonderful and refreshing.

Jenny! on

LOL what a funny lady, I like her out look and I LOVE that she will rep those shoes for more than one occasion.

Kica on

Helen Mirren rocks! Brains, looks and talent.

ohwoman on

I love those shoes…I wear heels that tall all the time…

Rox on

That is so great! She reminds me of my mother at that age. My aunts were in their low-heel orthopedic shoes for all the summer weddings and my Mama was rocking her stilettos and summer dresses!! I hope that I can maintain the “family standards” set my mother at that age. Keep goin’ Helen, with your bad self!!

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