Helena Bonham Carter, 55, has been making critically acclaimed movies and television programs steadily since the mid-1980s, but some memorable roles in “Fight Club,” Tim Burton films, the “Harry Potter” universe and “Ocean’s Eight” have helped make her a household name. Her recent turn as Princess Margaret in the hit Netflix series “The Crown” has yielded her a fifth Emmy Award nomination.
Helena Bonham Carter Net Worth: $60 Million
She has appeared in more than 100 television and film projects and she vacillates between independent and blockbuster films with aplomb. Her net worth is currently valued at $60 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Even though Bonham Carter is at the top of the list for many coveted roles, her penchant for taking roles in smaller films makes her salary tough to calculate. “Lady Jane” brought home only $277,646, “Wings of the Dove” made $17 million, “Fight Club” $101.2 million, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factor” $475 million, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” $1.3 billion, “The King’s Speech” $427.4 million and “Ocean’s 8” $297.7 million.
Her choices seem to work for her as she has been nominated for nine Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards and many other awards. She is known to rock an unusual sense of style on the red carpet and is said to love fashion.
Early Life and Career
Helena Bonham Carter was born on May 26, 1966, in London. Her parents were a psychotherapist and merchant banker. After being denied admittance to Cambridge, she decided to focus on acting. She booked her first professional acting job in a commercial when she was 16 years old.
Her first starring roles in “A Room with a View” and “Lady Jane” occurred at nearly the same time around 1985. She continued to mostly star in period pieces such as “Twelfth Night” and “Wings of the Dove” through the 1990s. She made a huge leap to pop culture icon when she starred in “Fight Club” in 1999. In 2001, she starred in “Planet of the Apes,” where she and director Tim Burton entered a relationship.
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Burton Collaborations and ‘Harry Potter’
She and Burton have gone on to work together on seven more films including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Corpse Bride,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
She also joined the cast of “Harry Potter” where she starred as Bellatrix Lestrange in the last four films of the “Harry Potter” series. Each of those films grossed more than $900 million worldwide.
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Bonham Carter entered a relationship with actor/director Kenneth Branagh from 1994 to 1999. In 2001, she began her relationship with Burton. The two have two children together and have been reported to be on friendly terms. They separated in 2014. She has been seeing author Rye Dag Holmboe since 2018.
Bonham Carter owned a home in Belsize Park, London, and Tim Burton eventually bought the house next door and linked the two together. When they separated, she received ownership of their previous family home while Burton moved nearby to a property valued at around $14 million.
In 2006, the pair purchased a country home in Mill House in Sutton Courtenay that had previously been leased by her family.
Bonham Carter will surely continue to amuse, terrify, charm and wow audiences in her next projects including the UK TV series “Call My Agent.”
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Last updated: Sept. 17, 2021