A guide to Queen Helen Mirren's historical roles
The actress will play Catherine the Great, but it's not her first historical performance
The British star broke out in the '60s, and has since built a career on iconic performances, many of which are set in historical periods. Her next project is playing the title role in 'Catherine the Great,' a new miniseries about the iconic Russian leader.
From Mussolini's mistress to an Egyptian queen to Queen Elizabeth II, the actress has played many interesting figures from the past. Have a history lesson with Helen Mirren in this gallery outlining the actress' most incredible historical performances yet.