Helen Mirren plays Golda Meir in a new film. The two are also (kind of) related


Helen Mirren transformed into Golda Meir.

JERUSALEM (JTA) - Helen Mirren will soon become linked with Golda Meir in the minds of many viewers when she plays the late Israeli prime minister in a new film. But the award-winning actress has another, real-life connection to Meir: the two are related, Israeli genealogical researchers revealed on Thursday.

Mirren was in Jerusalem for the Israeli premiere of "Golda," the dramatic film she's headlining about Meir's handling of the Yom Kippur War - when Egypt, Syria and a coalition of their allies invaded Israel and made significant headway before ultimately being rebuffed. 

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