- Not to be confused with English actress, Helena Bonham Carter.
Helena Carter in the trailer for Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
August 24, 1923
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 11, 2000
Culver City, Los Angeles, California
|Spouse(s)||Michael Meshekoff (?-?)|
Carter was born Helen Rickerts in New York City, and her family was of Scottish descent. She attended Columbia University, studying for a teaching degree. During this period she worked as a fashion model, which led to her becoming a cover girl. She was offered a film acting contract by producer Leonard Goldstein, which led to a brief acting career. Her first film role was Time Out of Mind in 1947, which starred Ella Raines, Eddie Albert, and Phyllis Calvert. From 1947 to 1953 she would appear in thirteen films, during which time she also worked as a model. In 1948 she appeared on the cover of Life Magazine.
One of her most recognizable film roles was opposite Randolph Scott in the 1951 western Fort Worth. Her final film role was in 1953 when she starred in William Cameron Menzies' sci-fi thriller Invaders from Mars.
She married twice, the first ending in divorce. Her second marriage was to Michael Meshekoff, with whom she would remain until his death. She was living in Culver City, California at the time of her death at age 76 on January 11, 2000.
- Time Out of Mind (1947)
- Something in the Wind (1947)
- Intrigue (1947)
- River Lady (1948)
- The Fighting O'Flynn (1949)
- Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
- South Sea Sinner (1950)
- Double Crossbones (1951)
- Fort Worth (1951)
- Bugles in the Afternoon (1952)
- The Golden Hawk (1952)
- The Pathfinder (1952)
- Invaders from Mars (1953)
- "Movie Fencers". Life Magazine. November 8, 1948.
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