Helena Bonham Carter is a British actress who is popularly known for her roles in blockbuster movies and versatility. She has worked in many award winning films such as The King’s Speech and, in addition, has also done biographical films like Enid and Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald.
Helena Bonham Carter has got various awards and is known for her quirky fashion choices. That is to say, Marie Antoinette and Vivienne Westwood as her biggest fashion influences.
LIFE BEFORE STARDOM
Helena Bonham Carter was born on 26th May 1996 in Islington, London, where she was the youngest amongst all her siblings and belonged to an elite political British family.
When Carter was five, her mother had a severe nervous breakdown. Hence, she had therapy and finally became a psychotherapist. Her mother recovered after five years.
After that, her father caught up with acoustic neuroma. As a result, he suffered complications during tumor removal surgery, which left him in a wheelchair, half-paralyzed.
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Helena had no training in acting whatsoever. Nevertheless, she began her acting career at the age of 16 in a TV commercial.
She entered the movie industry by using the money which she had won in the National Writing Contest in 1979.
After that, no one could stop Helena. Because, every year, she acted in various types of roles, and this helped her get a huge success. And, she won many awards.
Helena Bonham Carter is also known for her bold nude scenes in various movies. Certainly, she got a lot of recognition for films like The Heart of Me (2002), The Wings of the Dove (1997), Novocaine (2001), and 55 Steps (2017). She even spoke boldly to the interviewers. And when asked about her choice of films, she stated that she takes pride in what she does and the type of role she plays.
Helena Bonham Carter has acted in many out of the way roles across various genres of movies and television shows. But, her most known works were in:
- The King’s Speech
- A Room with a View
- The Wings of the Dove
- Fight Club
- Harry Potter series
- Alice in Wonderland
- The crown series
Therefore, the list carries on.
HELENA BONHAM CARTER IN THE CROWN
Carter starred in the third and fourth season of the popular television series “The Crown,” which is a historical drama about the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Nonetheless, she also played the role of Princess Margaret, thus playing the rebellious and defiant younger sister of the Queen.
Helena Bonham Carter took advice from an astrologer so that she might fit into the role. So Helena tracked down the late princesses’ closest friends so that she could get details about the nature of Princess Margaret.
After that, she gave a great performance. Because of such acting, she got praised all over the world, for the perfect portrayal of the vulnerable and fearless character.
HELENA BONHAM CARTER IN HARRY POTTER
Helena’s other lifetime movie role was in the Harry Potter movie series. Here she gave a mind-blowing performance playing the character Bellatrix Lestrange. She acted in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part one and two, and finally, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Therefore, she had the perfect evil look in her eyes, and her arcane acting scenes portrayed the crazy villainy character. She clearly depicted a phantom of darkness.
Helena has a net worth of 60 million dollars because of her stellar acting skills and out of the way roles.
However, she has received many awards such as:
- Nine Golden Globe Awards
- Three Screen Actors Guild Awards
- Four Primetime Emmy Awards
- Four British Academy Television Awards.
- A British Academy Film Award
- Nominations for two Academy Awards
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