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Fascinating Facts About Helena Bonham Carter
By SIMONE TORN
She has royal lineage
Helena Bonham Carter is a distant relative of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, through a great-great-great-grandfather. Furthermore, Bonham Carter’s uncle once dated Princess Margaret, whom she portrayed on “The Crown,” and the actress stated in an interview that she asked the princess “for her blessing” to play the part via a psychic.
Her children's godfather
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and her ex-partner Tim Burton have worked together on many projects, including “The Corpse Bride” and “Sweeney Todd,” and Depp is actually the legal godfather of Bonham Carter and Burton’s children. In 2020, Bonham Carter defended Depp against his domestic abuse allegations, saying “none of it makes sense.”
why she acts
In an interview, Bonham Carter revealed her parents both suffered from illness during her childhood, and the severity of it made her seek acting as a form of escapism to ease the pain. To this day, she finds acting to be beneficial for her well-being, saying “it’s amazing that you don’t have to pay for the therapy. You get paid for the therapy.”
her and tim burton
Helena Bonham Carter first met Tim Burton on the set of his 2001 film “Planet of the Apes,” and the two would be involved for the next 13 years. Despite the couple’s unique aesthetic, their courtship was typical: they loved each other, but could still get into heated fights. They have romantically split, but are still close, and work together to co-parent their two children.
What is her net worth?
Bonham Carter got her first acting gig when she was 16, and according to IMDB has 109 credits to her name, taking on a diverse range of projects from the “Harry Potter” films to “Fight Club.” She has accumulated a net worth of $60 million, and has used that wealth to give back to those in need, donating to many causes and charities including “Save the Children” and “UNICEF.”