Washington, September 22 : Dame Helen Mirren, who was recently spotted wearing a bikini on a beach in Italy, insists that she looks 'awful' in a two-piece.
Despite creating a stir with her well-toned body, the actress admits that she was not pleased with her recently published bikini photos.
Mirren insists that the pictures might have looked good, but she looks 'awful' in a bikini.
"I am beyond bikini-wearing age. I wouldn't normally wear one," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
"The truth is, I don't really look that good. It was just a flattering picture.
"I look like a woman in her 60s. I've always looked awful in a bikini - even when I was young," she added.
The 63-year-old also landed the third spot in a poll of the world's sexiest midriffs, trailing behind the 20-year-old Rihanna and the 23-year old Keira Knightley.