Dame Helen Mirren, 74, looks chic at SAG-AFTRA Foundation event in New York City

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Dame Helen Mirren, 74, puts on a glam display while chatting at NYC panel... as she hilariously recalls being given a 'lesson in embarrassment' during an encounter with the Queen

By Olivia Wheeler For Mailonline

Published: 10:50 GMT, 9 November 2019 | Updated: 11:24 GMT, 9 November 2019

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She's an Oscar-winning actress who has starred in a collection of critically-acclaimed movies.

And Dame Helen Mirren decided to share some of her acting secrets and 'embarrassing' stories from over the years at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's The Business event.

The Good Liar star, 74, was speaking at the Helen Mirren and Hawk Koch Discuss The Magic of Movies session.

Candid: Dame Helen Mirren decided to share some of her acting secrets and 'embarrassing' stories from over the years at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's The Business event

Candid: Dame Helen Mirren decided to share some of her acting secrets and 'embarrassing' stories from over the years at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's The Business event

Helen looked effortlessly chic in a black skirt embroidered with red and blue detailing which she teamed with an elegant white lace blouse.

The star styled her white cropped locks into a sleek blow-dried hairdo, she added a slick of glamorous make-up.

During the event, Helen decided to candidly share some of her encounters over the years in acting and admitted she was given a 'lesson in embarrassment' during a meeting with the Queen.  

The award-winning actress portrayed the British monarch in the 2006 film, The Queen, which earned her an Oscar. 

Elegant: The Good Liar star, 74, was speaking at the Helen Mirren and Hawk Koch Discuss The Magic of Movies session

Elegant: The Good Liar star, 74, was speaking at the Helen Mirren and Hawk Koch Discuss The Magic of Movies session

Chic: Helen looked effortlessly chic in a black skirt embroidered with red and blue detailing which she teamed with an elegant white lace blouse

Chic: Helen looked effortlessly chic in a black skirt embroidered with red and blue detailing which she teamed with an elegant white lace blouse

Oh no! Helen confessed during the event that she once forgot how to 'follow royal protocol' during a tea party with the Queen

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