Skip to main contentSkip to footer

Helen Mirren leads ladies celebrating inspirational women


May 11, 2009
Share this:

An inspiration to women everywhere, this week Oscar-winner Helen Mirren was helping fete other remarkable ladies at a special awards ceremony in London.

She joined other high-achieving women, including Gordon Brown's wife Sarah and Natasha Kaplinsky, at the star-studded Inspirational Women Of The Year evening. They were gathered to celebrate the work of this year's six finalists over a gala dinner.

Strictly Come Dancing runner-up Rachel Stevens made a striking appearance in a vibrant blue asymmetrical number, while former weather girl Sian Lloyd was on hand to support the event in an unusual printed dress accessorised with a chunky necklace.

The famous ladies – including Changing Rooms' Linda Barker, Esther Rantzen and presenter Christine Bleakley – witnessed Sylvie Silver named this year's inspirational woman.

The 54-year-old was recognised for her varied contribution to others, including serving as a wing commander in charge of 1,300 teen air cadets in the London Air Training Corps, working with children and adults with learning difficulties, helping in a nursing home and acting as a director of a charity for older people.

Sign up to HELLO Daily! for the best royal, celebrity and lifestyle coverage

By entering your details, you are agreeing to HELLO! Magazine User Data Protection Policy. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, please click here.

Photo: Getty Images
Dame Helen was among the famous ladies celebrating this year's inspirational women
Photo: Getty Images
As was former S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens, vibrant in an electric blue one-shouldered dress

More TV and Film

See more