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Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966) is a British actress best known for for her portrayal of pre- and early 20th century characters, particularly in Merchant Ivory films, and also for her roles in many Hollywood movies directed by Tim Burton. Bonham Carter's breakthrough role was in the Merchant Ivory film A Room with a View (1985). The films by Tim Burton in which she has had starring or supporting roles include: Corpse Bride (2005); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005); Big Fish (2003); Planet of the Apes (2001).

Helena Bonham Carter is a Jewish Catholic.

From: "Helena Bonham Carter" article on Wikipedia.com website (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helena_Bonham-Carter; viewed 18 October 2005):

Her maternal grandfather was a Spanish ambassador and a Catholic; her maternal grandmother came from a rich Austrian-based Jewish family, and had converted to Catholicism upon marrying her ambassador husband (despite the conversion, both Helena and her mother are considered Jewish; Helena identifies as a Jewish Catholic). She is a great-niece of the late Baroness Liliane de Rothschild (1916-2003) of the Rothschild banking family, as her maternal grandmother's sister married a member of the Rothschild family.

...Since 2001 she has been engaged to Tim Burton whom she met while filming Planet of the Apes. They have one son...

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