| $ 145 Million
$ 145 Million
Helena Bonham has delighted audiences for decades now with dozens of famous films, television series, radio pieces and plays. She is the heartthrob of the UK and she achieved the same status in US too with her sterling performances in Fight Club, A Room with a View and as Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series. She has six golden globe nominations, a BAFTA, a Screen Actors Guild award and has received the CBE honor in 2012 from the Queen at the Buckingham Palace.
The secret to Helena's great wealth is the huge number of movies and television series she has acted in. In a career spanning almost 30 years from 1983 till present day, she has played roles in almost 70 movies, many of them which were huge box office successes. Her latest success in the Harry Potter and Deathly Hallowsmovies has grossed her huge earnings. Her presence in stage and radio is no less than about 22 different roles. She also has roles in almost a dozen television series, some of which were very popular. She also inherited a good deal of wealth from her father who was from a famous British political family.
Bonham Carter is famous for her absolutely unconventional, 'shabby chic' sense of fashion! And she spends quite some time, energy and money to maintain that image which has got her to the best-dressed list of Vanity Fair. She has been known for vacationing to exotic places a lot with her partners from the past and the present Tim Burton. She lives in a separate large house from her partner. She drives a Mercedes, owns the latest iPhone, wears Polo Ralph Lauren, uses MAC Cosmetics and patronizes Stephen Webster jewelry. She is also very much into charity with contributions to Action Duchenne, UNICEF, Oxfam, Children of Peace and Refugeto name a few.
Born to a psychotherapist mother and a banker father, Helena had a rough childhood where her mother suffered from a nervous breakdown when she was barely 5 and father got paralyzed due to complications in brain surgery when she was 13. Her schooling was at the Westminister School during which she got her first break as Juliet in a radio ad. A talent like hers was noticed and soon she began her full fledged acting career with major roles in the movies like A Room With a View, Miami Vice and Hamlet. These early movies established her as a 'corset queen'. Then came the success in television with the comedy, Absolutely Fabulous. And then came awards galore. For instance, the movie, The Wings of the Dove alone won a dozen awards! The King's Speech and the Harry Potter series are her latest successes. She is currently in a relationship with director, Tim Burton, whom she met on the sets of Planet of the Apes. She mothers two children.
- Birthday26th May, 66
- Birth PlaceUnited Kingdom
- Marital statusMarried
Famous people come up to me, but I don't know who they are because my sight is so bad. It's always at the pool of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills when I don't have my lenses in and my glasses are in my room.
It took me ages to grow into being a woman, into being happy with it.
I liked pretending to be other people: I could reinvent myself, reinvent my own reality.
You learn to rely on a few basic movements and use your voice to the greatest extent possible to convey your emotions. So there was a technical challenge there and a responsibility to create a character from behind the mask.
I think my mouth just opens and I spontaneously say things that occur to me.
Did you know?
She had her first Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for her performance as the scheming Kate Croy in the 1997 film adaption of Wings of the Dove.
She won the Best Actress award in the 2007 Evening Standard British Film Awards for her performances in Sweeney Todd.
She also won Best Actress award at the 2009 Empire Awards.
She won her first BAFTA Award Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role as Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in the film The Kings Speech.
She received the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year from BAFTA LA in November 2011.