Down 12,289 this week

Helen Haye (1874–1957)

Helen Haye was born on August 28, 1874 in Assam Province, British India as Helen Mary Haye. She was an actress, known for The 39 Steps (1935), The Skin Game (1931) and Hobson's Choice (1954). She was married to Ernest Attenborough. She died on September 1, 1957 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 83) in London, England, UK

IMDb Picks: September

We're both excited and terrified for the return of Pennywise in Stephen King's It. See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about this month.

Visit IMDb Picks

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 people
created 12 Jan 2013
a list of 300 people
created 09 Aug 2013
a list of 3619 people
created 15 Aug 2013
a list of 10 images
created 11 Jul 2014
a list of 153 people
created 30 Jun 2016

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Helen Haye's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps Mrs. Jordan
The Skin Game
The Skin Game Mrs. Hillcrist
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice Mrs. Hepworth
Richard III
Richard III Duchess of York


Jump to: Actress | Self
Hide Hide Show Show Actress (74 credits)
 1958 The Gypsy and the Gentleman
Lady Caroline Ayrton
 1957 Action of the Tiger
Countess Valona
 1956 Teenage Bad Girl
Aunt Louisa
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Helen Browne
- The Living Room (1956) ... Helen Browne
 1953-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
The Prioress / Dowager Empress of Russia
- The Return (1956) ... The Prioress
 1956 The Alien Sky (TV Movie)
Harriet Haig
 1955 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Lady Athaliah
- Frolic Wind (1955) ... Lady Athaliah
 1954 Let's Make Up
Lady Drayton
 1954 A Hundred Years Old (TV Movie)
Dona Marciala
 1954 The Secret Way (TV Movie)
Mrs. Grant
 1954 Front Page Story
Susan's Mother
 1953 Dear Octopus (TV Movie)
Dora Randolph
 1953 Heidi (TV Movie)
 1951 And No Birds Sing (TV Movie)
Mrs. Emily Heron
 1950 Treasures in Heaven (TV Movie)
Mary Burnham
 1950 Triple Bill (TV Movie)
Mrs. Elizabeth Fry
 1949 Conspirator
Lady Witheringham
 1949 The Silver Cord (TV Movie)
Mrs. Phelps
 1949 Third Time Lucky
Old Lady
 1948 A Hundred Years Old (TV Movie)
Dona Marciala
 1947 Mrs. Fitzherbert
Lady Sefton
 1947 Mine Own Executioner
Lady Maresfield
 1947 The Cradle Song (TV Movie)
The Prioress
 1947 Martine (TV Movie)
Madame Mervan
 1946 A Hundred Years Old (TV Movie)
Dona Marciala
 1945 A Place of One's Own
Mrs. Manning Tutthorn
 1945 Madonna of the Seven Moons
Mother Superior
 1943 The Man in Grey
Lady Rohan
 1939 Fox in the Morning (TV Movie)
Frances Brunell
 1939 Remember When
Miss Ada Broadbent
 1939 A Girl Must Live
Aunt Primrose
 1939 The Spy in Black
Mrs. Sedley
 1938 A Break in the Journey (TV Short)
 1938 Sidewalks of London
 1937 The Girl in the Taxi
Delphine des Aubrais
 1937 Cotton Queen
Margaret Owen
 1937 Wings of the Morning
Aunt Jenepher
 1936 Everybody Dance
Lady Morton
 1936 The Interrupted Honeymoon
Aunt Harriet
 1936 Wolf's Clothing
Mildred Girling
 1935 Transatlantic Tunnel
Oil Magnate (uncredited)
 1935 The 39 Steps
Mrs. Jordan
 1934 Crazy People
Aunt Caroline
 1934 Money Mad
Lady Leyland
 1933 This Week of Grace
Lady Warmington
 1933 It's a Boy
Mrs. Bogle
 1932 Her First Affaire
Lady Bragden
 1932 The Congress Dances
 1932 Monte Carlo Madness
 1931 The Officers' Mess
Mrs. Harbottle
 1931 Brown Sugar
Lady Knightsbridge
 1930 Beyond the Cities
Amy Hayes
 1930 The Brat
Lady Sevenoaks
 1930 Knowing Men
Marquise de Jarmais
 1929 Atlantic
Clara Tate-Hughes
 1920 Bleak House
Miss Barbay
 1919 His Last Defence
Hesper Oddington
 1917 Masks and Faces
Dame Best
 1916 Honour in Pawn
Mrs. Fortescue
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Rudolf Besier and May Edginton's play, "Secrets," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Fay Compton, Henry Vibart, Dorothy Holmes-Gore, Margaret Scudamore, Louise Hampton, Leon Quartermaine, and Tom Reynolds in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

Did You Know?


Dignified British character actress, on stage from 1898. In films from 1916, she was usually seen in benevolent or aristocratic roles. She gave particularly strong performances in The Spy in Black (1939) and The 39 Steps (1935). Helen Haye taught for years at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, her prize pupils including John Gielgud and Charles Laughton.

Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page