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Place of Birth New York, New York, U.S.
Birthday 1923-08-24
Death 2000-01-11


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. Helena Carter (24 August 1923–11 January 2000) was an American film actress in the 1940s and 1950s. 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 11th, 2000.


1953Invaders from Mars as Dr. Pat Blake, MD
1952The Pathfinder as Welcome Alison
1952The Golden Hawk as Blanca de Valdiva
1952Bugles in the Afternoon as Josephine Russell
1951Fort Worth as Amy Brooks
1951Double Crossbones as Lady Sylvia Copeland
1950South Sea Sinner as Margaret Landis
1950Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye as Margaret Dobson
1949The Fighting O'Flynn as Lady Benedetta
1948River Lady as Stephanie Morrison
1947Intrigue as Linda Parker, alias Linda Arnold
1947Something in the Wind as Clarissa Prentice
1947Time Out Of Mind as Dora Drake

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