Helena Bonham Carter (born May 26, 1966) is a British actress renowned for her portrayal of pre- and early 20th century female characters, particularly in Merchant-Ivory films.
She was born in Golders Green, and educated at Westminster School. She is the great-granddaughter of Herbert Henry Asquith.
She has one son, Billy-Ray, born October 4, 2003, fathered by Tim Burton who she met while filming Planet of the Apes.
Lady Jane Grey in Lady Jane (1986)
Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View (1986) (novel by E. M. Forster)
Caroline Abbott in Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991) (novel by E. M. Forster)
Helen Schlegel in Howards End (1992) (yet another E. M. Forster novel)
Armanda Weinrib in Mighty Aphrodite (a 1995 Woody Allen film)
Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove (1997) (novel by Henry James) for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress
Rosemary in Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1997) (novel by George Orwell)
Marla Singer in Fight Club (1999) (novel by Chuck Palahniuk)
Ari in Planet of the Apes (2001)
Jenny/The Witch in Big Fish (2003)