Helena Bonham Carter is a British actress.

Early years

She was born on May 26, 1966 in Islington, London and is currently 50 years old.

Helena is the youngest of three children, educated at South Hampstead High School and Westminster School.

Her mother suffered a serious nerve breakdown when the actress was only five years old, and a few years after that her father was diagnosed with neuroma,a serious illness which later led to him being half-paralysed.

Career development

Bonham Carter never attended a formal acting course and had no experience when she entered the world of film indrustry.

Right after winning her spot in the film making business, she used the money she earned  in a writing contest to pay herself an entry into the actors’ directory.

Her first leading  film role was in „Lady Jane“ in 1986, but it wasn’t her breakthrough role.

She got recognised after her role in“ A room with a view“, which was actually released at the end of 1986.

Over the time she appeared in a number of series such as“ Miami Vice“, „The Vision“, „Getting It Right“ and „Absolutely Fabulous“.

Her early roles showed she was perfect for playing pre-20th century characters as she impersonated their personalities perfectly.

In 2006, she launched her own fashion line, “The Pantaloonies”, which nourished the Victorian style.

Her famous role of Bellatrix Lestrange in the final four Harry Potter movies got many positive reviews, as her full potential was finally shown.

Movies such as „Alice in Wonderland“, „Charlie and the Chocolate Factory“, „Corpse Bride“ and „Fight Club2 are her recent hits, all directed by her nowadays partner, Tim Burton.

She oftenly appears alongside Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman and Anne Hathaway.

She was listed as one of The Time’s top 10 British actresses of all time.

In 2012, Helena appeared in“ Great Expectations“, a movie based on Charles Dickens’ novel.

Her latest big role was in „The Lone Ranger“, where she played a brothel madam.

All of her roles are interesting and different and she often says that she adores being a little weird.

Philantrophic work

Bonham Carter and Tim Burton together support „Children of Peace“, a charity that works on new, improved approach to conflict resolution in the Middle East.

She also spents a lot of time and money on „Action Duchenne Charity“, as she was their first patron. Duschenne Muscular Dystrophy is a condition without a cure, and it results in premature death, cardiac problems and muscle wasting. Her fathers serious illness  gave her great understanding for people with similar conditions.

Personal life

In 1994, Helena began a relationship with Kenneth Branagh, but their rough relationship ended in five years

Luckily, in 2001, she met Tim Burton, an American director , while filming „Planet of Apes“.

During their relationship, which is still lasting, Burton casted Helena in numerous movies and, because he knew her so well, always gave her the perfect characters to play.

Although Helena struggled with infertility, today they have two children: son Billy Raymond and a daughter Nell.

Quick summary

Full name: Helena Bonham Carter

Date of birth: 26 May 1966

Birth place: Islington, London, England

Age: 50

Profession: actress

Height: 157 cm

Weight: 54 kg

Net worth: $30 million