The Dame and frequent onscreen Queen turns 77 today. In honor of her birthday, check out this 2007 interview in which she discusses bad reviews of her first stage performances. Even Dames were nervous schoolgirls once!

Other luminaries born on this day include John Milton, Felicity Huffman, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Michael Dorn, who played Worf on Star Trek. Have a beer (or three) in their honor, and enjoy your weekend!