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Helen Mirren twerks at Harvard after winning Pudding award - pictures

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Dame Helen Mirren stuck her tongue out and twerked as she was honoured with the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award at Harvard University yesterday (January 30).

The 68-year-old actress was given the prestigious prize by America's oldest undergraduate drama troupe, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, which recognises performers who have made a "lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment".

Helen Mirren at the 2014 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year event is kissed by Harvard University theatrical students as they ride in the back of a convertible during a parade through Harvard Square

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Helen Mirren kisses her award


Upon collecting the Golden Pudding on stage, the star was asked to twerk for the crowds, to which she replied: "I tried in my bedroom. It was absolutely humiliating."

Helen Mirren at the 2014 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year event is kissed by Harvard University theatrical students as they ride in the back of a convertible during a parade through Harvard Square

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Helen Mirren at the 2014 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year event is kissed by...

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Helen Mirren on stage


She later added: "How very saucy of the Hasty Pudding organisation to offer me their award.

"As someone who adores pudding in all its manifestations - suet, Christmas, treacle, bread and butter, Yorkshire, plum, figgy, etc - I am so looking forward to the famous Hasty Pudding."

Helen Mirren at the 2014 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year event is kissed by Harvard University theatrical students as they ride in the back of a convertible during a parade through Harvard Square

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Helen Mirren twerks


She also sat through a Q&A session, where she was asked who the hottest actor she had worked with was - to which she answered Harrison Ford - and who would win a fight between her and Meryl Streep - to which she replied: "Meryl Streep, definitely."

After Mirren's impromptu bum-shaking, she joined the event's celebratory parade through Harvard Square, during which she was joined by an entourage of drag artists.

Helen Mirren at the 2014 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year event is kissed by Harvard University theatrical students as they ride in the back of a convertible during a parade through Harvard Square

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Helen Mirren with drag artists


Last year, Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard was awarded the Pudding prize.

Mirren is set to be honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship at this year's ceremony on February 16.

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