The 77-year-old star sported sleek long blonde tresses for the occasion which also saw her don a black floor-length gown.
Appearing almost ethereal, the Hollywood icon styled her hair into loose curls that fell down her back as she walked the event’s red carpet.
Her silk dress shone under the lights of flashing cameras and trailed after her as she flashed her red-lipped smile for photographers.
Dame Helen attended the festival following her role as Israel’s first female Prime Minister Golda Meir in the director Guy Nattiv’s biopic film.
Outlining the controversial decisions that the politician made during the height of the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the flick follows the events which saw her country suffer huge losses.
The famous actress previously said of her part: ‘Golda Meir was a formidable, intransigent and powerful leader.
‘It is a great challenge to portray her at the most difficult moment of her extraordinary life. I only hope I do her justice!’
Sharing words of praise for Dame Helen, director Guy revealed: ‘I have long been an admirer of the great Helen Mirren.
‘She has melted so brilliantly into Golda Meir’s character with incredible talent, intelligence, depth and emotion, doing justice to the richness and complexity of this incredible woman.’
Golda was written by Nicholas Martin – who previously wrote the fantastical film Florence Foster Jenkins – and will be directed by Guy, who was previously at the helm of the Oscar-winning short film Skin.
However, Dame Helen’s involvement in the flick caused backlash online, with many writing hateful comments about her casting.
One penned: ‘How sick making a biopic on criminal Golda Meir and yes no surprise Helen Mirren the racist is happy to portray the pure distorted version of a disgusting individual.’
Another offered: ‘Helen Mirren doing a film about the first female prime minister of Israel is a slap in the face to all the people of Palestine, they are literally celebrating taking over Palestine and taking families out of their homes, murdering children, families! Tasteless film!’
Golda Meir’s grandson defended the actress and admitted his grandmother would have ‘loved’ to have been played by Dame Helen and cited it ‘doesn’t matter’ whether or not she was Jewish.
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