09/27/2010 07:34 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Helen Mirren's Beauty Secrets: Stripper Heels & Sucking It In

Timeless beauty Helen Mirren - who can forget the 2008 bikini pic? - shared her beauty tips with Woman and Home magazine (via the Daily Mail).

The Oscar winner, 65, says, 'holding your tummy in is another trick for making you look and feel good', adding, 'I don't know why, but I do, by nature, hold my tummy in.'

And even Mirren has her hang ups:

'Bits of my body are all right, but bits of me are horrible. To be honest, anything from the waist down I don't really like.'

But she has a trick for her legs, the now fashionable platform heel:

'Four-inch platforms give you great height and make your legs look unbelievably long. I used only to be able to get them in stripper shops, but now you can buy them everywhere - although, unfortunately, that means everyone else has discovered the trick too.'