Helena Kallianiotes in
Kansas City Bomber (1972)
|Born||March 24, 1938|
|Occupation||Actress, dancer, property manager|
Helena Kallianiotes (born March 24, 1938) is a Greek-American film actress. In 1973, she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her role as Jackie Burdette in Kansas City Bomber.
During the late 1960s, Helena Kallianiotes was the resident belly dancer at The Intersection, a Greek restaurant in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. This engagement led to her first film appearance as an uncredited belly dancer in the 1968 film Head, directed by Bob Rafelson and starring The Monkees. Kallianiotes was later cast in another Rafelson film Five Easy Pieces, starring Jack Nicholson and Karen Black, in which she played Palm Apodaca, a neurotic, foul-mouthed "butch" hitch-hiker, traveling with her companion played by Toni Basil. In 1972, Kallianiotes appeared in her most celebrated role as the ultra-aggressive roller derby skater Jackie Burdette in The Kansas City Bomber for which she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for the 1973 Golden Globe Awards. Other film roles include Mata Hari (not THE Mata Hari) in Shanks (1974), Elaine Reavis in The Drowning Pool (1975), Anita in Stay Hungry (1976), and the Visionary Woman in The Passover Plot (1976).
|1969||Easy Rider||Woman in Commune||Uncredited|
|1970||Five Easy Pieces||Palm Apodaca||Was featured in the famous "chicken salad sandwich" scene with Jack Nicholson, Karen Black and Toni Basil.|
|The Baby Maker||Wanda|
|1972||Kansas City Bomber||Jackie Burdette||Nominated for 1973 Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role."|
|1974||Shanks||Mata Hari||Not the historical figure--a moll in a biker gang who all use names of historical notables|
|1975||The Drowning Pool||Elaine Reavis|
|The Passover Plot||Visionary Woman|