Helena Bonham Carter Husband, Children, Height
British actress, Helena Bonham Carter is known for her versatility. Over the years, she has lent her talent to classic movies like Fight Club and The King's Speech. However, one of her most remembered roles was as a villain in Terminator Salvation.
Because of her acting prowess, the multi-faceted actress got named as one of the Top 10 British Actresses of all time by The Times. She has also managed to rank No.99 on the Telegraph‘s list of the 100 most influential people in British culture. Read on to know more about Helena career, personal life, and more!
Helena Carter's Bio
Helena Bonham Carter was born in 1966. The Golders Green, London-native celebrates her birthday on the 26th of May every calendar year.
The British actress comes from the family of mother, Elena, and father, Raymond Bonham Carter. Her mother was a psychotherapist while her father worked as a merchant banker. She is the youngest of her parents after two older brothers named Edward and Thomas.
Her family lineage boasts a deep history in politics. Helena's great-grandfather is the former British Prime Minister Asquith.
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Helena had a traumatic time growing up. When she was young, her mother had a severe nervous breakdown. It took her three years to recover. And, if that wasn't enough, her father had a surgery gone wrong. He suffered from complications during a procedure to remove a tumor. The difficulties left him half-paralyzed.
Despite her situation at home, she excelled at her studies. The Flight Club actress of six feet and two inches (1.57 m) height completed her A-levels at Westminster School. Later, she tried to enroll at King's College, Cambridge. But the institute did not admit her because they felt that she would discontinue pursuing her acting career.
Dating Again! Was Helena Married?
Unlike her career, Helena hasnt had smooth sailing in terms of her personal life. She has had her fair share of failed relationships. Her first public relationship was with actor Kenneth Branagh. However, the relationship ended at the turn of the century.
By 2001, Helena was in a relationship with Tim Burton. A few years after they started dating, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Billy in 2003. They became parents to their second child, Neil in 2007.
Helena Bonham Carter with her son Billy and her daughter Nell circa Jan 2019 (Photo: Dailymail.co.uk)
However, after parenting two children and being together for 12 years, Helena and her once-husband prospect Tim's relationship faced turmoils. Before they could get married, the lovebirds ended their affair in December of 2014.
After almost five years of being single, the actress made headlines again in October 2018. She got romantically linked with writer Rye Dag Holmboe.
With an age gap of 20 years between Helena and Rye, many people thought it was just a fling. However, the duo proved them wrong as their romance stayed strong.
Helena Bonham Carter hugs her boyfriend, Rye Dag Holmboe circa May 2019 (Photo: thesun.co.uk)
And, with more time passing by, the couple grew closer and even got snapped together on multiple occasions. In May 2019, the couple also got photographed getting cozy with each other in New York.
Will Rye be able to break the trend of failed relationships and be the man to bag the husband tag of the beautiful actress? Only time will tell.
Career In Acting; Net Worth
Helena began her career in the showbiz at the age of 16, with a television commercial. She used the prize money of national writing contest in 1979 to pay for her entry into the actors' Spotlight directory.
However, the "Ocean's 8" actress only began her foray in film in 1985 with the role of Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View. Helana has come a long way since then. She has won 42 awards in her time while recieving the nod for 87, which includes two Oscars.
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Considering that it has been four decades the actress has been in the industry, her net worth of $30 million as of 2019 doesn't come as a surprise to anyone. And, she is still adding to that number as she continues to land roles left and right even now.