2022-08-26

Helena Bonham Carter
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  • Faith: Judaism
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  May 26, 1966
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Helena's mother has Jewish heritage. 

Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress with numerous accolades to her name, including an International Emmy Award and nominations for five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Academy Awards, and nine Golden Globes. Bonham Carter rose to fame in her role as Lucy Honeychurch in “A Room with a View” and Lady Jane in “Lady Jane.” She’s best known for her dark aesthetic, eccentric fashion, and playing quirky women. Bonham Carter also starred in several other films, like “The King’s Speech,” “Frankenstein,” the “Harry Potter” series, “Les Miserables,” “Cinderella,” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

She’s also had numerous television roles, including “Live From Baghdad,” “Toast,” “Burton & Taylor,” and she portrayed Princess Margaret on the Netflix series “The Crown.”

Is Helena Bonham Carter religious?

Helena’s mother has Jewish heritage, so she’s always identified herself as Jewish. In one interview, she said, “I’ve always felt very Jewish, even though we never practiced. But we grew up very conscious of my mother’s Jewish family, and we were always brought up to be very proud of that. Whenever I play someone older, my forbears pop up. When I played Enid Blyton [in 2009’s Enid], I thought, ‘Oh God – it’s granny!’”


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