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  • Is a self-confessed naturist (nudist).
  • Played a Queen a total of six times: The Queen (2006), Elizabeth I (2005) (TV), The Prince of Egypt (1998), The Snow Queen (1995), The Madness of King George (1994), and Caligola (1979).
  • She dedicated her BAFTA win for The Queen (2006) (for Best Actress in a Leading Role) to Ian Richardson for playing a huge part in her success story. She said (in her acceptance speech) that Richardson was very supportive towards her when she started out acting, and without him she may not have been so successful. She dedicated this award two days after Richardson died. (2007)
  • She is the only actress to play both Queen Elizabeth I (in Elizabeth I (2005) (TV)) and Queen Elizabeth II (The Queen (2006)).
  • She won an Oscar for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), making her the most recent of eleven actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2007). The other ten actors and their respective performances are: Spencer Tracy for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town (1938), Gary Cooper for playing Alvin C. York in Sergeant York (1941), Patty Duke for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), Jason Robards for playing Benjamin Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976), Robert De Niro for playing Jake La Motta in Raging Bull (1980), Sissy Spacek for playing Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Susan Sarandon for playing Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (1995), Geoffrey Rush for playing David Helfgott in Shine (1996), Julia Roberts for playing Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000) and Jim Broadbent for playing John Bayley in Iris (2001/I).
  • Nominated for Best Actress, Tony Award for "A Month in the Country" by Ivan Turgenev. (1995)
  • Is one of five actresses to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award. The others in chronological order are Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich (2000), RenĂ©e Zellweger for Cold Mountain (2003), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005) and Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006).
  • Daughter of Vasily Mironoff and Kathleen Rogers.
  • Sister of Peter Basil Mironoff and Katherine Mironoff.
  • Stepmother of Rio Hackford and Alexander Hackford.
  • Won 29 major awards for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), including all the awards that are considered the biggest (except Cannes). She was also nominated for 3 more awards for the same film.
  • Won Film Achievement, Greatest Britons. (2007)
  • Was voted 2nd in Entertainment Weekly's Entertainers of the Year in December 2006.
  • According to the April 2007 issue of Architectural Digest, She and her husband have sold their estate in New Orleans, which still remains her favorite American city.
  • She currently owns a house in Los Angeles, London and the South of France.
  • Is fluent in French.
  • She and her husband Taylor Hackford are both Oscar-winners.
  • Became the third person, after Sigourney Weaver and Joan Plowright, to win two Golden Globes for acting in the same year. The characters she played were both Queens of England, Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II.
  • Played a Queen a total of six times: The Queen (2006), "Elizabeth I" (2005), The Prince of Egypt (1998), The Snow Queen (1995), The Madness of King George (1994), and Caligola (1979).
  • Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 2004.
  • At the premiere of The Queen (2006) at the Venice Film Festival, her performance received a 5 minute standing ovation.
  • She is the only actress to play both Queen Elizabeth I (in "Elizabeth I" (2005)) and Queen Elizabeth II (The Queen (2006)).
  • Her great-great-great-great-grandfather was field-marshal Kamensky, one of the Russian heroes of the Napoleonic wars.
  • Despite her Russian birth name and ancestry, she is not fluent in Russian.
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