Helen Mirren to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival's International Star Award

Helen Mirren in "Hitchcock"

"Obviously, I don't look anything like her," says Mirren of Alma Hitchcock. "She was tiny, under 5 feet, a tiny bird of a woman. But she obviously had a huge personality, and I think she could be quite intimidating."

Coming off her critically acclaimed performance as Alfred Hitchcock's wife, Alma Reville, in Hitchcock, Helen Mirren will be presented with the Palm Springs International Film Festival's International Star Award next month.

The Academy Award-winning actress (The Queen), along with previously announced award honorees -- the cast of Argo, Sally Field, Helen Hunt, Bradley Cooper, Naomi Watts and Robert Zemeckis, will receive the award at PSIFF's 24th Annual Award Gala on Jan. 5, at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The event will be hosted by Mary Hart.

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“With more than four decades' worth of memorable film, television and stage performances, Helen Mirren continues to be one of the most outstanding actresses of her generation,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner in a statement. “In Hitchcock, Mirren delivers another virtuoso performance as Alma Reville, wife to the great master of cinema, who was integral to creating his classic films including the masterpiece Psycho. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is honored to present the 2013 International Star Award to Helen Mirren.”

Past International Star Award honorees include Javier Bardem and Gary Oldman.

Mirren recently received a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her performance opposite Anthony Hopkins in Sacha Gervasi's Alfred Hitchcock biopic.