DAME HELEN MIRREN is certainly no stranger to taking off her clothes for movie roles and she bared all back in 1969 as she stripped completely naked in the Age Of Consent.

rrThe now 71-year-old was just 22 when she filmed the flick, which featured one sizzling beach scene that enabled her to give viewers a glimpse of her ridiculously toned figure.

gtThe Age Of Consent was Dame Helen’s first major screen role and, unsurprisingly, managed to launch her to sex symbol status.

The actress played the lead role of Cora alongside James Mason, who took on the part of Bradley Morahan, and she ended up stripping off to pose nude for the passionate painter.

yyOne particularly steamy grab from the film shows the beauty giving viewers a glimpse of her bare bottom while standing with her back to the camera and gazing at her co-star, who was painting away.

Despite Dame Helen going on to flash the flesh in the likes of Savage Messiah and Oh Lucky Man! since filming The Age Of Consent, she then revealed that she’ll no longer be baring all.

gvThe superstar previously told CBS America: “That’s the good thing about getting older, you don’t have to do that sort of thing anymore.”

She continued: “I was doing nude scenes from the moment I first started doing movies. I never wanted to show much boobs, but I thought, ‘Does it really matter?’ It seemed to be nothing to get your knickers in a twist over.

“When I did Caligula it was ‘shock horror’, ‘triple X’, ‘only in porn cinemas’ – now Game Of Thrones is on at eight o’clock at night, and it is exactly what I did in Caligula – basically every scene is sex – upfront.”

Dame Helen certainly didn’t shy away from chatting about her steamy scenes, with her also telling The Sunday Times Magazine back in 2009: “As you get older, naked stuff gets easier…more to do with the role than what men in the audience think. There’s a liberation about it.”