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Helen Mirren has joined Instagram and her selfies are amazing!

Emmy Griffiths

Helen Mirren is the latest celebrity to join Instagram, and has already impressed fans with a range of brilliant selfies!

Since joining the social media app two weeks ago, the Dame has given us all an insight into her life by sharing snaps of herself in various places around the world including New Orleans and New York. She has also shared pictures of her press tour for the upcoming film Collateral Beauty while joined by her co-stars, including Will Smith! She greeted Instagram in her first selfie, writing: "Hello Instagram. My first post. I hope you enjoy… Riding the St Charles streetcar in New Orleans. Having a Tennessee Williams moment." She has also revealed how she is getting ready for Christmas after sharing a serious selfie of herself holding three different types of wrapping paper, explaining: "Christmas starts. Hey ho."

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Helen has joined Instagram

The Hundred Foot Journey actress, 71, is certainly up-to-date with the latest social media trends, and recently praised the queen of social media - Kim Kardashian - for changing beauty standards and sending a positive body message. She told Sunday Telegraph: "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."

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The star has also chatted about being an actress in her 70s and why she has embraced her age. She told AARP the Magazine: "The best thing about being over 70 is being over 70. Certainly when I was 45, the idea of being 70 was like, 'Arghhh!' But you only have two options in life: Die young or get old. There is nothing else. The idea of dying young when you're 25 is kind of cool — a bit romantic, like James Dean. But then you realise that life is too much fun to do that. It's fascinating and wonderful and emotional. So you just have to find a way of negotiating getting old psychologically and physically."