Helen Mirren proves headbands are still cool as she makes hilarious quip at SAG Awards 2022

Helen Mirren’s headbands are a firm favorite with fashion fans and this one is just as stunning as you’d expect

Helen Mirren's headband wows as she attends the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards
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Dame Helen Mirren’s headbands are the perfect choice for the Queen of stage and screen and she’s shown fashion fans that they’re definitely still cool whilst making a hilarious quip at SAG Awards 2022. 

After 5 decades entrancing fans on screen and off, the acting legend isn’t afraid to speak her mind or forge her own path. From her thoughts on Prince Harry and Meghan’s exit to Helen’s bathtub interview on The Tonight Show, she continually inspires and delights. Despite her huge success and high profile, however, Dame Helen has been similarly honest about the aspects of her career she is a little less proud of.

Recently admitting that she’s done “some pretty awful films”, Helen Mirren said she didn’t deserve a Lifetime Achievement Award, despite being “honored” by the Screen Actors Guild with this momentous achievement. Now Dame Helen has finally received her SAG Award and she did it in typically regal style…

Helen Mirren attends the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

(Image credit: Photo by Amy Sussman/WireImage via Getty)

Stepping out for the SAG Awards 2022 in Santa Monica on February 27th, she was pretty in pink and once again opted for her fashion staple. Last year Helen brought back a hair accessory most people already own when she rocked a knotted black-and-white check headband to the Cannes Film Festival. 

This time for the SAG Awards, the Oscar-winning actor wore a padded velvet headband that perfectly complemented her petal-pink Prada gown, as well as her matching purse and facemask. With its elegant simplicity in design and bold crown-like shape, Helen Mirren’s headband brought the wow-factor and added a queenly edge to her occasion-wear look. 


ASOS DESIGN padded headband with pink beaded detail , £6.00 | ASOS

ASOS DESIGN padded headband with pink beaded detail , £6.00 | ASOS 

Simple and elegant, this pink padded headband will add the finishing touch to your spring outfits and help you recreate Dame Helen Mirren's look your own way. 

And whilst you might not want to splash the cash on one quite as spectacular as Dame Helen's headband, there are plenty of options out there to help fashion fans dip their toes into headband wearing. ASOS' padded pink option features beautiful beaded details that bring a little sparkle to make your outfit extra special.

Whilst Ted Baker's beautiful pink headband adds an equally eye-catching touch, with its soft pink shade and intricate plaited design.


Baker by Ted Baker Pink Headband, £10 | Next

Baker by Ted Baker Pink Headband, £10 | Next  

Featuring a pretty plait design, this stunning headband could be the perfect accessory to help you transform even the most simple of outfits into something truly memorable!

The spring-like pink tones of Dame Helen's outfit for the SAG Awards 2022 were truly breath-taking. She kept her accessories minimal but beautiful and really allowed the deep pink floral detailing across her left shoulder to really do the talking.

Though the star herself had something pretty hilarious to say as she candidly opened up to Live From E!, light-heartedly poking fun at herself as only Dame Helen can.

Discussing receiving the prestigious SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, she joked, “I'm very excited to be here. It's a very special evening for me. I just wish my guild wasn't called SAG. At my age, it's kind of, you know…”

“SAG Achievement Award?” she continued, smiling as she considered the abbreviation. “Yes, maybe I do deserve that.”

When asked what advice she’d give to her younger self in light of her many years of experience in the film industry, Dame Helen affirmed just why she believes it's so important to be “true to yourself”.

“Be true to yourself because in the end, that's all you have, is who you are, in the most truthful way,” she said. “Don't fight it, just be true to yourself.”

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.