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->''"Helena Bonham Carter is incapable of uttering a single word without charm, unless she has to for a role."''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', [[https://twitter.com/ebertchicago/status/42016665923223552 February 27, 2011 twitter]]

Helena Bonham-Carter, [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born May 26, 1966) is an acclaimed and versatile English actress who, for the past decade, has been better known as Creator/TimBurton's former [[CreatorCouple girlfriend/leading lady]] ''[[ProductionPosse in everything]]''. They met while he was directing TheRemake of ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' in 2001, eventually marrying and having two children together until December 2014, when they announced their intentions to separate. Before that, she was briefly Creator/KennethBranagh's girlfriend/leading lady; although they only made one film during the relationship (not counting ''Mary Shelley's Frankenstein'', which was made before they got together).

She is the great-granddaughter of British Prime Minister UsefulNotes/HerbertHenryAsquith.

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!!Filmography (in alphabetical order):
* ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' -- Iracebeth, the Red Queen
** ''Film/AliceThroughTheLookingGlass'' -- Iracebeth, the Red Queen
* ''Film/BigFish'' -- [[ActingForTwo The Witch/Jenny]]
* ''{{Film/Cinderella 2015}}'' -- The Fairy Godmother
* ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' -- Mrs. Bucket
* ''Conversations with Other Women'' -- Woman
* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' -- Emily
* ''[[Creator/EnidBlyton Enid]]'' -- Enid Blyton
* ''Film/FightClub'' -- Marla Singer
* ''Film/GreatExpectations'' -- Miss Havisham
* ''Film/{{Hamlet}}'' (the version directed by Franco Zefirelli) -- Ophelia
* ''Film/HarryPotter'' series -- Bellatrix Lestrange
* ''The Heart of Me'' -- Dinah
* ''Film/HowardsEnd'' -- Helen Schlegel
* ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' -- Lady Elizabeth, Duchess of York/Queen Elizabeth, Queen Consort
* ''Lady Jane'' -- as Lady Jane Grey (her first leading role)
* ''Film/LesMiserables2012'' -- Mme. Thenardier
* ''Live From Baghdad'' -- Ingrid Formanek
* ''Film/TheLoneRanger'' -- Red Harrington
* ''Film/MaryShelleysFrankenstein'' -- Elizabeth
* ''Mighty Aphrodite'' -- Amanda
* ''Novocaine'' -- Susan
* ''Film/OceansEight'' -- Rose
* ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001'' -- Ari
* ''Literature/ARoomWithAView'' -- Lucy Honeychurch
* ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' -- Mrs. Lovett
* ''Subspecies 4'' -- Serena
* ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' -- Serena Kogan / [[spoiler: Skynet ]]
* ''Till Human Voices Wake Us'' -- Ruby
* ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' (the version directed by Trevor Nunn) -- Olivia
* ''Westernanimation/WallaceAndGromit WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'' -- Lady Tottington
* ''The Wings Of The Dove'' -- Kate Croy
* ''Women Talking Dirty'' -- Cora
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!!Tropes:
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Quite a few of the characters she's played have been described/portrayed as hideous in the original book/play, and then ''she'' gets cast as them in the film versions. See ''HarryPotter'', ''SweeneyTodd'', and ''LesMiserables''.
* BeautyInversion: For ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010''.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Gets typecast into this role fairly often. See ''Film/HarryPotter'', ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', and ''Film/FightClub''.
* [[ElegantGothicLolita Elegant Gothic Lolita Clothing]]: Sometimes wears clothes inspired by this style, especially in films where she plays a darker character (''Harry Potter'' and ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'').
* EnglishRose: Some of her older roles. Still gets these now and then (e.g. as Queen Elizabeth--granted, the Queen Mum was actually Scottish, but she played her as a grown-up English Rose).
* EvilIsSexy: [[invoked]] Several of her roles.
* LargeHam: Whenever she plays a villainess.
* MessyHair: In most of her film roles.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Would you believe she's in her early fifties?
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