She acted in Arthur Wing Pinero's play, "Trelawny of the Wells," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Michael Hordern, Jason Connery, Peter Bayliss, Margaret Courtenay, Edward Duke, Kelly Hunter, Joe Melia, Oliver Parker, Ronnie Stevens, and Sarah Brightman in the cast. Toby Robertson was director.
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[on playing opposite Dominic West
as Richard Burton
] He was so good. You really have to suspend your disbelief as an actor. They always talk about suspension of disbelief for the audience. How are you going to go, "Am I really Elizabeth Taylor
?" Who gives a fuck? If the person opposite you is doing such a good job as Burton, then you go, yeah I can do Elizabeth Taylor. It was like holding ...
Helena's father was of English ancestry. Helena's maternal grandfather, Eduardo Propper de Callejon, was a half-Jewish/half-Catholic Spanish diplomat who helped thousands of Jews to escape Nazi-occupied France during World War II (Eduardo's maternal grandmother, who was from New Orleans, had Irish and French ancestry). Helena's maternal grandmother, Hélène Fould-Springer, was from a Jewish family...
Unique offbeat style of dress with lots of black clothing