Born 1966 in Islington, London, English actress Helena Bonham Carter rose to prominence by playing Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View (1985) and the title character in Lady Jane (1986). She is best known for her eccentric fashion, dark aesthetic, and for often playing quirky women.
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For her role as Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove (1997), Bonham Carter received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in The King’s Speech (2010), she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Her other films include Hamlet (1990), Howards End (1992), Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Fight Club (1999), Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), the Harry Potter series (2007–2011), Great Expectations (2012), Les Misérables (2012), Cinderella (2015), Ocean’s 8 (2018), and Enola Holmes (2020).
For her role as children’s author Enid Blyton in the BBC Four biographical film Enid (2009), Bonham Carter won the 2010 International Emmy Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. Her other television films include Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993), Live from Baghdad (2002), Toast (2010), and Burton & Taylor (2013). From 2019 to 2020, she portrayed Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon in seasons three and four of Netflix’s The Crown.
Take a look at these fabulous photos to see the beauty of young Helena Bonham Carter in the 1980s and 1990s.