|Born||in New York City, New York, USA|
|Died||in Hollywood, California, USA (following surgery)|
|Birth Name||Helen Louise Chandler|
|Height||5' 3" (1.6 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Helen Chandler was born in Charleston, South Carolina on February 1, 1906. By the late 1920s she had become a hugely popular actress on the New York stage. That Hollywood should beckon was inevitable, but unfortunately whatever quality made Chandler a success on the stage did not survive the transition to film. Chandler is probably best remembered by movie fans as the fragile Mina, pursued and nearly victimized by Bela Lugosi in the original Dracula (1931). In 1937 Chandler left Hollywood to return to the stage, but a dependency on alcohol and sleeping pills haunted her subsequent career, and in 1940 she was committed to a sanitarium. Ten years later she was disfigured in a fire, apparently caused by smoking in bed. Helen Chandler died (following surgery for a bleeding ulcer) on April 30, 1965. Her body was cremated, and as no relative ever came forward to claim the remains, her ashes now repose in the vault (off limits to visitors) of the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Peter W. Many, Jr.
Bramwell Fletcher (14 February 1935 -
April 1941) (divorced)
Cyril Hume (3 February 1930 - 1934) (divorced)
Walter Piascik (? - 30 April 1965) (her death)