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Born: May 26, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Bonham Carter was a model for Yardley products in England.

"I'm a genre unto myself. If a period film opens and I'm not in it, the critics write, 'And the Helena Bonham Carter role is played by ...' Period movies are my destiny. I should get a few ribs taken out, because I'll be in a corset for the rest of my life." --Helena Bonham Carter, quoted in Entertainment Weekly, April 3, 1992.

"I'm not sure that I'm employable [in Hollywood] really. It used to make me feel quite inadequate that I don't have a certain look or legs that go on forever. Now I sort of don't mind the whole physical thing." --Bonham Carter in USA Today, November 21, 1997.

"I'm quite happy trundling along. And I'd be quite pleased to do a few more period roles, I know it might be a yawn for everybody else if I keep popping up seemingly, to repeat myself, but I don't think so because, again, beyond the look of the films, since they come from novels, the characters tend to be very well-drawn and dimensional, and the stories then to be character-driven so you don't end up having to play the decorative girlfriend who's described only in terms of her looks rather than by any form of character. And it is ironic that the more interesting parts for women are set in the past." --Bonham Carter in Detour December 1997/January 1998.

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