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Who knew? Helen Mirren is Winona Ryder's landlady


Winona Ryder says she is Helen Mirren’s tenant.

The 42-year-old actress resides in Hollywood on the British star’s property, and she couldn’t be happier with the living situation.

Winona claims Helen, 68, is one of the best landlords she has ever come across.

“She and [her husband] Taylor Hackford have this mansion and I rent a little cottage in the back,” Winona revealed during an interview in Red magazine’s April 2014 issue.

“If I’m having a problem with the house, she’ll come up and fix it.”

The star has been a fan of Helen’s for years, and she finds it absolutely amazing her home is literally right next door to her idol’s.

Winona confesses she even used one of Helen’s famous characters as an alias in the past.

“She is everything you would hope she’d be: wonderful, warm and funny,” Winona gushed.

“I had to tell her I love Prime Suspect so much that, for 10 years, I stayed in hotels under the name DCI Jane Tennison!”

Winona is currently preparing to attend the 86th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, which takes place this Sunday.

And ahead of the glamorous red carpet event, the actress confesses she arrived to previous Oscars in shockingly cheap dresses.

“Most of my wardrobe is vintage and I’ve worn dresses to the Oscars that I got for $10,” Winona said.

“At Sean Penn’s last Haiti gala I wore this vintage dress that I’d worn to a film premiere in 2005.

“I know that’s kind of a no-no in the fashion world, but why wear something just once if you love it?”