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Helen Mirren dyes her hair pink

Feb. 10, 2013 at 6:49 PM ET

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Helen Mirren attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on Feb. 10 in London.

Dame Helen Mirren is tickled pink with her new hair color! At the BAFTA Awards in London Sunday, Feb. 10, the Nicholas Oakwell Couture-clad actress debuted a shocking new shade on the red carpet.

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"I just thought it would be fun to dye my hair pink," Mirren told reporters, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "I mean, honestly, I was watching "America's Next Top Model" and the season where there were the British girls. Well the British girl who won (Sophie Sumner), she had pink hair, and I thought, 'That looks really pretty.' So I'm copying her, basically."

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Mirren, 67, was nominated in the Best Actress category for her work in "Hitchcock." She lost to Emmanuelle Riva, the 85-year-old star of "Amour."

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