10. She went on camping dates with Liam Neeson
One of Mirren's first big Hollywood roles was in the sword-and-sorcery epic Excalibur, where she met and dated a tall, relatively unknown actor named Liam Neeson. Sadly, the two did not stay together forever -- imagine the memes if they did! -- but, according to Mirren, they did go on some pretty wild camping trips where Neeson would struggle to fit in a tent. The dude can fight terrorists, kidnappers, and crime lords, but apparently he's easily defeated by a few poles and some synthetic material.
11. She will get her breastplate from Excalibur when the director dies
It's fair to say that Mirren's costumes in Excalibur inspired a lot of, uh, intense teenage fantasies. But the actual breastplate she wears in the film is still owned by director John Boorman, and it will be passed on to Mirren in his will when he dies.
12. Sometimes she sets her alarm early -- and not just for sex
Mirren famously once said she set her alarm an hour early so she could have time to have sex with her husband, Taylor Hackford, whom she married in 1997, but the actual quote isn't quite as sex-obsessed as the media would have you think. "If I've got a busy day, I'll set the alarm an hour or two earlier than I have to," she says in a 1996 interview. "It's not just for sex, but so Taylor and I can chat, exchange views, discuss the world news and do anything else that takes our fancy." So, sure, sex sometimes takes their fancy and sometimes it doesn't -- leave her alone.