Hi Barbie! Dame Helen Mirren gets doll treatment complete with mini Oscar

The Oscar-winning actress's doll wears the cornflower blue gown Mirren wore to Cannes film festival last year - complete with mini Academy Award.

Barbie narrator Dame Helen Mirren recreated in doll form complete with mini Oscar PA Media

Dame Helen Mirren has been recreated in Barbie form, complete with her Oscar.

The one-of-a-kind doll shows the actress, who narrates the recent Barbie film, in the outfit she wore on the red carpet at the Cannes film festival last year: a cornflower blue gown by Del Core and matching blue hair.

She can be seen carrying a blue fan and a miniature Oscars statue, in recognition of the Academy Award she won for The Queen in 2007.

Dame Helen said: “I am absolutely blown away by my Barbie.

“To be chosen by Barbie as a role model is a huge compliment, and something I would never have imagined in my wildest dreams happening to me at this stage in my life.

“It’s a very special thing, and something I can add to my list of my favourite achievements; becoming a Dame of the British Empire, having an Oscar, having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – and having my own Barbie.”

She added: “The intricacy and detail of the doll is extraordinary; I love that the Barbie doll is wearing one of my favourite ever red carpet looks, and it was the first time I’d ever had blue hair, and it felt so exciting.

“I like to embrace theatrical fashion and the joy that having fun with fashion can bring, and I think that this joy should be ageless. And the cherry on top of the cake is my doll having a miniature Oscar. It is an absolutely perfect reproduction.”

Dame Helen, 78, has been named a UK role model by Barbie creator Mattel as the brand celebrates female storytellers ahead of the doll’s 65th anniversary on March 9.

She said: “As an actor, after decades of roles; the importance of storytelling to me means telling stories about the whole of humanity, not just stories of youth or one type of story.

“Stories of young people are wonderful because they’re just beginning life, they have energy and I love the fact that young people are constantly challenging what has come before them.

“But you know there are stories to be told about the whole of humanity, and all of our journeys, at all of our different ages in life.”

Dame Helen’s most famous roles include Prime Suspect; The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover; Gosford Park; and Red.

She stars opposite Harrison Ford in the Yellowstone TV spin-off 1923.

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