Helena Bonham Carter: Bellatrix Lestrange and More

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The 'Harry Potter' franchise has made Helena Bonham Carter popular for a whole new generation of movie fans, but the British actress had acted and starred in dozens of films for more than 20 years before she joined the franchise in 2007, starting with 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.'

She has been a critically acclaimed actress for decades with roles in several Merchant-Ivory period films, as well as 'Fight Club,' and she has fruitful and longstanding collaborations with her frequent co-star, Johnny Depp, and her domestic partner and favorite director, Tim Burton. Helena has won two Academy Awards and has received six Golden Globe nominations.