I was born to act: Dame Helen Mirren

April 14th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Dame Helen Mirren believes that she has been born to act, after discovering that her Russian ancestors were the ones who created the country’s first ever theatre.

The 62-year-old actress real name is Ilyena Vasilievna Mironov, and her father was Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, a Russian.

The actress made the discovery regarding her ancestors while researching her new autobiography, In The Frame: My Life In Words And Pictures.

“I think it has to be genetic. One of my Russian ancestors started the first theatre in Russia, a serf theatre on his estate in the 18th century. It was one of the very first formal theatres, Contactmusic quoted Mirren, as saying.

“But my mother was a huge drama queen, so it could have come from her side of the family also,” she added. (ANI)

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