Helena Bonham Carter (b. 1966) is an English actress, who has appeared in films such as Fight Club, Frankenstein, The King's Speech and the Harry Potter films. She has also worked on six of her boyfriend Tim Burton's films (including his remake of Planet of the Apes). Carter has also made guest appearances on Absolutely Fabulous and Miami Vice.
On July 5, 1984 a "dark and cynical" Helena Bonham Carter auditioned along with nineteen other actresses for the role of Sarah in Labyrinth. She was listed as a potential candidate, but it was thought best to have Sarah be played by an American actress.