This week's issue of New York Magazine features a very intimate profile of Helen Mirren. In it, she chats about what it was like working with her husband, director Taylor Hackford, in her upcoming movie, 'Love Ranch.' She also talks about playing the madam of a brothel and what she did to prepare. And she coyly reveals how she's still a "little notorious." Oh, and she poses topless in a bathtub full of water.

The photos of the Oscar-winning actress, 64, are surprising yet sensual. She seems totally comfortable in her body and her gaze is unwavering as she looks directly into the camera. It's the Mirren the world has come to know and love over the years. And if this next role is any indication, she's not done teasing and flirting with the audience.

Excerpts from the interview after the jump.