Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

DAME Helen Mirren thrilled students at Harvard University in Massachusetts when she agreed to show off her best 'twerk' while she was honoured as the 2014 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year on Thursday (30Jan14).

She's bigger, stronger and mentally stronger than I am

The Oscar winner was paraded around the campus in Cambridge in a convertible alongside Hasty Pudding Theatricals members dressed in drag.

She then hit an outdoor stage for a career tribute, during which she was asked if she knew how to 'twerk' like Miley Cyrus.

The 68 year old confessed to trying the sexy dance more in her bedroom, adding, "It was absolutely humiliating".

But, always game, the actress bent over and shook her backside to the delight of the crowd.

She also agreed to answer a series of bizarre questions, including one from a student who asked if she could beat up Meryl Streep in a fight.

She replied, "Meryl would win, definitely. She's bigger, stronger and mentally stronger than I am".

Next week (07Feb14), How I Met Your Mother actor Neil Patrick Harris will get his turn to be feted at Harvard as he will be honoured as the male recipient of the 2014 Hasty Pudding Award.