Helen Mirren stuns fans with a candid 'before' snap while getting ready for the Oscars

Age-defying Helen Mirren goes make-up free and shares her glamorous Oscars transformation after claiming she's suffered insecurities all her life.

The 2007 Academy Award winner for best actress, Helen Mirren, opened up about her insecurities and shared a stunning picture of her natural look before dressing up for the mega red carpet event.

She recently confessed she has experienced insecurity all of her life, despite having a dynamic career in Hollywood.

But the 72-year-old star put her insecurities behind her and showed the world her ageless beauty on Instagram on Tuesday before she showed off her Oscars transformation.

Before her major transformation, 'The Queen' actress was clad in her dressing gown with no make-up and needless to say, she looked stunning. She showed off a very smooth complexion and sharp features and put a straight face in her selfie.

The actress captioned her make-up free look "Oscar night before" (Source: Instagram/ helenmirren)

She also shared a picture after the glam session where artists enhanced her ageless beauty with heavy strokes of make-up where she smiled and flaunted her loosely-tousled pixie crop. The hair was a finishing touch to her red carpet.

The following post read "And after,....with the help of those in the photo" (Source: Instagram)

Then at the Oscars on Sunday, the A-list star wowed the look when she stepped out in a bodycon blue dress which embraced every inch of her fabulous toned figure.

Helen Mirren attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Despite her flourishing career on the Hollywood showbiz circuit, the actress opened up saying, she has been plagued with insecurities all of her life.

She told The Daily Telegraph: "I have experienced insecurity all my life, and I still do on a daily basis. I remember having these panic attacks but not at the obvious moments."

'The Woman in Gold' star confessed there were "so many things" she didn't like about her body when she came into the limelight as an actress in the late 1960s.

Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth 2 in the movie The Queen (Source: Pinterest)

She explained: "Because I have never felt beautiful. There are people who are beautiful and I'm objective enough to know that I don't fit into that category...For me, still now, it's to do with wit and intelligence rather than the way I look. I don't feel clever or funny enough"

Helen Mirren bags an Oscar for her role in The Queen

The Oscar winner scooped Best Actress for her 2006 performance of Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Queen.' 

Reaction to Helen Mirren's Instagram post (Source: Instagram)

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