List of Famous people named Helen

Name Helen is among the most common names in USA, England, Australia, Canada. Similar names: Helene, Helena, Heleine, Helina, Helenio, Hellen, Hellene. Here are some famous Helens:

Helen McCrory

Helen Elizabeth McCrory
First Name Helen
Last Name McCrory
Born on August 17, 1968
Died on April 16, 2021 (aged 52)
Height 160 cm | 5'3

Helen Elizabeth McCrory, is a British actress.

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Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller
First Name Helen
Last Name Keller
Born on June 27, 1880
Died on June 1, 1968 (aged 87)

Helen Adams Keller was an American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer. Born in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, she lost her sight and hearing after a bout of illness at the age of nineteen months. She then communicated primarily using home signs until the age of seven when she met her first teacher and life-long companion Anne Sullivan, who taught her language, including reading and writing; Sullivan's first lessons involved spelling words on Keller's hand to show her the names of objects around her. She also learned how to speak and to understand other people's speech using the Tadoma method. After an education at both specialist and mainstream schools, she attended Radcliffe College of Harvard University and became the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. She worked for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) from 1924 until 1968, during which time she toured the United States and traveled to 39 countries around the globe advocating for those with vision loss.

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Helen Mirren

Helen Lydia Mironoff
First Name Helen
Last Name Mirren
Born on July 26, 1945 (age 78)
Height 163 cm | 5'4

Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, is an English actor. Excelling on stage with the National Youth Theatre, her performance as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra in 1965 saw her invited to join the Royal Shakespeare Company before she made her West End stage debut in 1975. Since then, Mirren has also had success in television and film. She is one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting in the US. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the same role in The Audience, and has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie four times.

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Helen Hunt

Helen Elizabeth Hunt
First Name Helen
Last Name Hunt
Born on June 15, 1963 (age 60)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Helen Elizabeth Hunt is an American actress and filmmaker. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and four Emmy Awards (Primetime).

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Helen Reddy

First Name Helen
Last Name Reddy
Born on October 25, 1941
Died on September 29, 2020 (aged 78)
Born in Australia, Victoria
Height 160 cm | 5'3

Helen Maxine Reddy was an Australian-American singer, songwriter, author, actress, and activist. Born in Melbourne, Victoria, to a show-business family, Reddy started her career as an entertainer at age four. She sang on radio and television and won a talent contest on the television program Bandstand in 1966; her prize was a ticket to New York City and a record audition, which was unsuccessful. She pursued her international singing career by moving to Chicago, and subsequently, Los Angeles, where she made her debut singles "One Way Ticket" and "I Believe in Music" in 1968 and 1970, respectively. The B-side of the latter single, "I Don't Know How to Love Him", reached number eight on the pop chart of the Canadian magazine RPM. She was signed to Capitol Records a year later.

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Helen Chamberlain

First Name Helen
Last Name Chamberlain
Born on April 2, 1967 (age 57)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Helen Marie Chamberlain is an English television presenter, best known for presenting Soccer AM on Sky Sports for 22 years. She previously worked as a holiday-camp entertainer.

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Helen Gandy

First Name Helen
Last Name Gandy
Born on April 8, 1897
Died on July 7, 1988 (aged 91)

Helen Wilburforce Gandy was an American civil servant. For 54 years, she was the secretary to Federal Bureau of Investigation director J. Edgar Hoover, who called her "indispensable". She exercised great behind-the-scenes influence on Hoover and the workings of the Bureau. Following Hoover's death in 1972, she spent weeks destroying his "Personal File", thought to be where the most incriminating material he used to manipulate and control the most powerful figures in Washington was kept.

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Helen Glover

First Name Helen
Last Name Glover
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Helen Glover is a British professional rower and a member of the Great Britain Rowing Team. Ranked the number 1 female rower in the world in 2015–16, she is a two-time Olympic champion, triple World champion, quintuple World Cup champion and quadruple European champion. She and her partner Heather Stanning were the World, Olympic, World Cup and European record holders, plus the Olympic, World and European champions in the women's coxless pairs. She has also been a British champion in both women's fours and quadruple sculls.

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Helen Skelton

First Name Helen
Last Name Skelton
Born on July 19, 1983 (age 40)
Height 157 cm | 5'2

Helen Elizabeth Skelton is an English television presenter and actress. She co-presented the BBC children's programme Blue Peter from 2008 until 2013, and since 2014 has been a presenter on Countryfile. She also co-presented two series of the BBC One programme Holiday Hit Squad alongside Angela Rippon and Joe Crowley.

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Helen George

First Name Helen
Last Name George
Height 169 cm | 5'7

Helen George is an English actress. She plays Trixie Franklin on the BBC TV drama series Call the Midwife. In 2015, she participated in the thirteenth series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing; she was paired with Aljaž Skorjanec, and finished in sixth place.

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