The Veins In Dame Helen Mirren's Hands
You know Dame Helen Mirren from the movies; she’s the 60+ year old woman who won Golden Globe awards for her roles in Elizabeth I and The Queen. But there’s a lot more to this actress’s life than meets the eye and she shares it all in her illustrated memoir, In The Frame. What Mirren doesn’t share with her readers are the veins that cover her hands; she had them airbrushed out for the book’s cover photo (along with the wrinkles on her face).
Mirren could, of course, have the unsightly appearance of the veins on her hands taken care of by surgery. However she’s opposed to having surgical procedures done and so skipped the surgery and decided just to gloss over the pictures. That takes care of the problem on the page but what is she going to do about the appearance of her hands when she’s signing all of those books at her author readings?
Photo from China Daily.