Ten fun facts about Helena Bonham Carter


Fact 1
Helena Bonham Carter aspired to be an actor from the ripe young age of 5 years. Later, her she was obsessed with wanting to be one of Charlie's Angels- Kate Jackson.

Fact 2
She had a sharp business sense even at the age of thirteen. Soon after winning a poetry contest, she used the prize money to have a picture printed in a casting catalog. Post this, she hired an agent as well.

Fact 3
Helena got her first real job as an actor at the age of 16. She did a bit part as Juliet in a stereo advertisement.


Fact 4
She is known for the villainous Red Queen role that she played alongside Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman and Christopher Lee, in the 2010 film, “Alice in Wonderland”.

Fact 5
Helena refused the role of Bess in the 1996-“BREAKING THE WAVES” due to its sexual content. The role eventually went to Emily Watson who got an Oscar nomination for it.

Fact 6
She is Herbert Henry Asquith’s great-granddaughter. He was the British Prime Minister from 1908-1916.

Fact 7
Helena is famous for her roles as Bellatrix Lestrange in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”.

Fact 8
Helena played her own grandmother in 1998, in a radio play named Violet.

Fact 9
Imagine having a well-recognized face and then having to cover it in a monkey mask. But that is exactly what she did in the 2011 film “The Planet of The Apes” in which she wore a monkey mask right through the film.

Fact 10
Helena’s daughter Nell was born in 2007. She says that the name "Nell" has been derived from the string of "Helens" in her family’s lineage.


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