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When Dame Helen Mirren graciously accepted Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award this week, no one anticipated what the 68-year-old would do on-stage!
The actress gamely "twerked" for the assembled crowd, a move that gained notoriety after Miley Cyrus shook her bum at last year's Video Music Awards.
The Oscar winner admits she had "tried twerking in my bedroom [and] it was absolutely humiliating," but gave a sneak peek of her dance moves to the audience anyway!
Later on, the "Red" star participated in the annual tradition of being paraded around the streets of Cambridge, MA in an open convertible, flanked by two drag queens!
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals is America's oldest undergraduate drama troupe and they present the award to performers who have made "lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment."
Past recipients include Meryl Streep, Katherine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Elizabeth Taylor and Jodie Foster.
Mirren began her film career in the late '60s, but her breakout role came in the 1980 film "The Long Good Friday." She has worked extensively in theatre, earning two Tony Award nominations for her stage roles.
The talented star also won an Academy Award for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the critically-acclaimed drama "The Queen" in 2007.
She recently voiced a character in last year's animated film "Monsters University" and is set to star in the upcoming Walt Disney Studios' film "The Hundred-Foot Journey."