double the fun (facts)

Lived with Kenneth Branagh [1994 - September 1999]

Great-granddaughter of H.H. Asquith, British Prime Minister (1908-1916).

Cousin of Crispin Bonham-Carter.

Her father was severely paralyzed by botched brain surgery in the 80s.

Speaks French fluently.

She was rejected admission to King's College, Cambridge University - not because of her grades or her test scores, but because school officials were afraid that she would leave mid-term to pursue her acting career. Because of Cambridge's rejection, Helena, ironically, decided to concentrate fully on acting.

She is the granddaughter of Violet Bonham Carter, a Life Peeress in her own right and the niece of Mark Bonham Carter, who was created a Life Peer in his own right as well. Her half-Spanish mother Elena Propper de Callejon is niece of Baroness Liliane de Rothschild, nee Fould-Springer.

Delivered her first child, a boy, Billy Ray, with boyfriend Tim Burton on October 6, 2003.

Engaged to director Tim Burton (October 2001 - present).

Planned to return to West End with an appearance in "Rubenstein's Kiss". However, the play delayed due to her busy schedule. The production, also set to star Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet fame, was due to open in November 2004, but has now been postponed.

In 2005, her voice appeared in two stop-motion animated films. They were Corpse Bride and Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.