Many may not know the name Helena Bonham Carter, but she is most definitely recognizable by face. Helena Bonham Carter has become on of the most notable and recognizable British actresses of her time. She has starred in several independent, small-budget films, but has starred in several breakthrough roles in successful blockbuster films. She has starred in several well known films like Planet of the Apes, Alice in Wonderland, Les Miserables’, and Cinderella. Helena Bonham Carter is well known for her role in the Harry Potter series playing the role of evil witch Bellatrix Lestrange. Helena is also known for her quirky and abstract fashion style, and the odd but amazing style of her acting. As one of the UK’s top actors, how much do you know about Helena Bonham Carter herself? Here are 7 most interesting facts about popular British actor Helena Bonham Carter.
Helena Bonham Carter’s Age
Helena Bonham Carter was born in 1966. Helena may look young, but she is actually 53 years old.
Helena Bonham Carter was born in London, England, on May 26, 1966. Her father is Raymond Bonham Carter and her mother is Elena Propper de Callejon. Bonham Carter is the youngest of her siblings, with two older brothers Thomas and Edwards.
Helena Bonham Carter’s Young Years
Helena Bonham Carter’s father had a brain surgery that went bad. After a botched brain surgery, Helena’s father was half paralyzed. Her mother, a psychotherapist, suffered a severe nervous breakdown due to her husband’s unfortunate condition. These traumatic events occurred when Helena was only 5 years old, a very young age to endure such tragic family problems.
Helena Bonham Carter’s Height
Helena is approximately 5 foot 2 inches in height, but other sources place her height at 5 foot 3 inches. Her weight is reported as approximately 121 lbs. This height makes sher approximately average height for women.
Helena Bonham Carter is of royal blood, by marriage.
Helena is a distant cousin of the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. The two have the same great-great-great-grandfather, who worked in the wood trade, according to online sources. Helena was also made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, thus the post-nominal letters CBE at the end of her name. She was given this title in 2012 for her serve to drama.
Helena Bonham and Tim Burton
Helena Bonham Carter was married to Tim Burton for 13 years. Director Tim Burton was husband to Helena for 13 years, and split amicably in 2014. Burton who is 8 years her senior, met Helena on the set of Planet of the Apes in 2001. Burton was directing the film and Helena was starring in the film as Ari.
Helena Bonham Carter’s Children
Burton and Carter have two children together, Billy and Nell, who are 15 and 11 years old, respectively.
Helena Bonham Carter’s Networth
Helena Bonham Carter has been compensated well for her talents as an actress. As of 2020, Helena Bonham Carter’s net worth is approximately 40 million dollars, although some sources report that her net worth is closer to 60 million dollars. She has amassed her wealth from big Hollywood roles as well as low-budget independent films and movies.