March 24, 1938 |
|Occupation||Actress, dancer, property manager|
Helena Kallianiotes (born March 24, 1938) is a Greek-American film actress. In 1973 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, 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" lesbian hitch-hiker, traveling with her "fem" companion, played by Toni Basil. In 1972, Kalllianiotes 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 in Shanks (1974), Elaine Reavis in The Drowning Pool (1975), Anita in Stay Hungry (1976), and the Visionary Woman in The Passover Plot (1976).
|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."|
|1975||The Drowning Pool||Elaine Reavis|
|The Passover Plot||Visionary Woman|