Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 2007
Played Two Characters That Are Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Beaty Simons in Hussy 1980
Grace Bontempo in Love Ranch 2010
Both Characters Are Prostitutes
Helen Mirren pulls a double threat playing both a prostitute and madam in two different films. In Hussy she plays Beaty, a hooker who begins a relationship with a working class guy. Road blocks in their lives prevent them living happily ever after.
Watch clip of the film “Hussy”
30 years later her husband, Taylor Hackford, would direct her in the film Love Ranch. In this movie Helen Mirren plays the real-life Grace Bontempo, who opened up the first legal brothel in Nevada.
Watch trailer of the film “Love Ranch”
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