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Helen Mirren loves Pussy Riot, Kim Kardashian for creating new beauty norms

Helen Mirren, Actress and Tina Brown, Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media on 'Helen Mirren Rules!' at The 2015 Women In The World Summit, Lincoln Center, New York City; 4/23/2015

In a candid interview with the Sunday Telegraph Magazine, Dame Helen Mirren praised such contemporary beauties as Kim Kardashian and members of the band Pussy Riot for redefining beauty norms.

“I love women who have claimed their own bodies: Madonna, Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, Bonnie Raitt. I love Pussy Riot more than anything in the world. They all raise their middle fingers to this epithet of ‘slut.’ They wear what they want to wear, behave as they want to behave,” she shared with writer Louise Gannon.

Not a rabid Kardashian fan herself, Mirren nonetheless admires the mark Kim K has made on current conceptions of beauty: “I’m not into the Kardashians, it’s a phenomenon I just don’t find interesting, but — and this is the big word: B-U-T-T — it’s wonderful that you’re allowed to have a butt nowadays! Thanks to Madame Kardashian, and before her, J-Lo. We’re also allowed to have thighs now, which is great too. It’s very positive.”

The Oscar-winning actress also admitted she no longer believes she’s seen a sex symbol — which she finds to be a relief.

Read the full story at The Telegraph.

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