Dame Helen Mirren 'loves darning husband's socks'

Published: 08th February 2011

Dame Helen Mirren 'loves darning husband's socks'
Oscar-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren has claimed to be one of the most frugal women in Hollywood, admitting that she loves nothing better than darning her husband's socks.

The Daily Express quotes the actress as saying: "I love darning. I darn my husband's socks. I love it when he says, 'I have a hole in my sock' or 'I have a rip in my trousers. Can you mend it?'"

Continuing with the money-saving tips, the 65-year-old added that she loves a bargain and buys clothes with up to 70 per cent off.

In addition, the newspaper reports that she often wears fake jewels as everyone just assumes they are real.

Dame Helen may have got the right idea, after new research by laundry specialists Dr Beckman found that missing socks result in unnecessary expense for households.

It was found that footwear lost in the laundry costs British households a massive £240 per year.

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