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Helen Mirren has endured sexist nonsense for decades. Not only the kind every woman experiences in their everyday life, but also the scrutiny that comes with being an accomplished actor. In 1975, while Mirren was acting with the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company, she appeared on a British talk show hosted by Michael Parkinson to discuss her role as Lady Macbeth.

Parkison introduced her as a "sex queen," and immediately wanted to talk about her "physical attributes," to which she quips, "You mean my fingers?"