Dame Helen Mirren received a special honor from the World Jewish Congress in front of the actual painting that was featured in her film, Woman In Gold.
The British actress was feted by the organization for her portrayal of Maria Altmann in “Gold.” In the movie, The Queen star portrayed Maria Altmann, who spent more than four decades battling Austrian officials for the safe return of art stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II.
The picture, which was returned in 2006, is now housed in Neue Galerie in New York City and on Friday, Mirren received the group’s Recognition Award in front of the iconic painting.
Guests at the event included movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, whose film company was behind Woman in Gold.
When news of the award was announced, Mirren said: “Being a part of this film and preserving Maria Altmann’s legacy has been a truly exceptional experience from the start.
“I am utterly moved to be receiving an award from the World Jewish Congress, an organization that does such important work all over the globe in advocating for Jewish rights.”