Mirren insists that the pictures might have looked good, but she looks awful in a bikini. "I am beyond bikini-wearing age. I wouldn't normally wear one," Contactmusic quoted her as saying. "The truth is, I don't really look that good. It was just a flattering picture.
"I look like a woman in her 60s. I've always looked awful in a bikini even when I was young," she added. The 63-year-old also landed the third spot in a poll of the world's sexiest midriffs, trailing behind the 20-year-old Rihanna and the 23-year old Keira Knightley.