I believe that we learn by practice and practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire.
Expressing yourself with art, you put your experiences to use. It’s a transformative process and by creating a piece of art you heal yourself, and then you heal others because they recognize themselves in the stories you tell. That’s the beauty of it. That’s why we go to the theater and the movies, because it’s such a transcendental experience. That’s why we love art. The symbols are there. And we respond to symbol and myth. This is the way we tell stories and move forward in life.
Hélène is a citizen on the United States, France, and Spain, and a member of SAG-AFTRA and BAFTA.
A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Hélène also trained with Ellen Burstyn, Sandra Seacat, Sondra Lee, Susan Batson, Margie Haber, and Penny Allen.
She played Fuffi in Lasse Hallström’s Chocolat, Candy in Lawrence Kasdan’s Mumford, Mrs. Russell in Stealing Roses, Natasha Loizeau in Interview, the French Food Critic in The Hundred-Foot Journey, a BBC Reporter in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and World War Z, and the French Announcer in Jurassic World.
For Serendipity, she co-wrote with Peter Chelsom & Alan Silvestri the song Lucienne, which she also sang.
TV guest roles include Law & Order, Passions, The Bold and the Beautiful, One Life to Live, The New Adventures of Robin Rood, Another World, and many others.
She performed at the Players Club, The Actors Studio, and with The Naked Angels and Ubu Repertory Theater in New York.
She also works as a language coach for the film and music industry.
Hélène graduated from the Music Conservatory in piano in Geneva, Switzerland, and studied under Maître Pierre Sancan at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. She also trained as a dancer at the Music Conservatory in Geneva and Salle Pleyel, and performed in Vera Krylova’s Dance Company at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
She also trained with Cynthia Songé, Melissa Skoff, Larry Moss, and Tim Crouch at the Odyssey Theater.
She speaks six languages. Her eight producing credits include the award-winning documentary Femme.
Whether writing, dancing, or acting, I find myself in an exalted state of concentration and consciousness, like a meditation or trance. It’s as if time stops or expands and I’m able to touch other worlds and keep a sense of connection with what is bigger than me.
2019 Paradise by Dante – Speaker: 3rd Sphere – Venus (Star) 2019 Dark Ascension II: The Journey to Hell – Naomi (Star) 2018 Dante’s Purgatory – Speaker: 7th Terrace – The Lustful (Star) 2018 DARK ASCENSION – Naomi (Star) 2018 THE DARK RETURN OF TIME – Candy Smith (Star)
2018 WONDERWELL (Vlad Marsavin) (Voice) 2017 THE 15-17 TO PARIS (Clint Eastwood) (French medic) 2017 DOWNSIZING (Alexander Payne) Newscaster (Voice) 2017 THE CATCHER WAS A SPY (Ben Lewin) (Voice)
2017 INFERNO BY DANTE – 2nd Circle – FRANCESCA (Star)
2017 State Like Sleep (Meredith Danluck) (Voice) 2017 Snatched (Jonathan Levine) (Voice)
2016 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (Bryan Singer) (Cerebro Voices)
2016 Captain America: Civil War (Anthony and Joe Russo) (Voice)
2016 DYING TO LIVE (Ilya Rozhkov) Dr. Martin (C0-Star)
2015 By the Sea (Angelina Jolie) (Voice)
2015 Point Break (Ericsson Core) (Voice)
2015 JURASSIC WORLD (Colin Trevorrow) French Announcer (Voice)
2015 Furious 7 (James Wan) (Voice)
2015 Spy (Paul Feig) (Voice)
2015 Grace Stirs Up Success (Vince Marcello) (Voice)
2015 Behind the Scenes of HAUNTING CHARLES MANSON (Mick Davis) – French Reporter
2015 Unfinished Business (Ken Scott) (Voice)
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller) (Voice)
2014 DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (Matt Reeves) News Reporter (Voice)
2014 THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (Lasse Hallström) French Food Critic (Voice)
2014 X-MEN: DAYS of FUTURE PAST (Brian Synger) (Cerebro Voices)
2014 Rosemary’s Baby (Agnieszka Holland) (Voice)
2014 Muppets Most Wanted (Voice)
2013 HAUNTING CHARLES MANSON (Mick Davis) – French Reporter (Co-Star)
2013 DANTE’S HELL ANIMATED – Francesca (Star)
2013 WORLD WAR Z (Marc Forster) – (BBC Broadcaster – Voice)
2013 Red 2 (Dean Parisot) – (Voice)
2013 THE NECKLACE (Gabriel Schmidt) – Dr. White (Star)
2013 FEMME: Women Healing the World (Emmanuel Itier) – (Herself)
2013 LUNCH BREAK (Gabriel Schmidt) – Grace (Star)
2013 A BEDTIME STORY (Monica Tidwell) – Margot (Star)
2013 FIVE MINUTES (Gabriel Schmidt) – Adrienne Pierre Newscaster (Co-Star)
2012 Hemingway and Gellhorn – (Voice)
2011 The Muppets – (Voice)
2011 HAPPY FEET 2 – Adélie Penguin (Voice)
2011 STEALING ROSES (Megan Johnson) – Mrs. Russell (Co-Star)
2011 Fast Five – (Voice)
2010 Monte Carlo – (Voice)
2010 The Tourist – (Voice)
2010 Hereafter – Angel (Voice)
2010 The A-Team – (Voice)
2010 Knight and Day – (Voice)
2010 Inception – (Voice)
2010 Killers – (Voice)
2010 The Way – (Voice)
2009 HALO (Reva Zane) – Venus (Star)
2009 Robin Hood (Ridley Scott) – (Voice)
2009 INTERVIEW – Natasha Loizeau (Star)
2009 GI Joe – (voice)
2009 Inglorious Basterds – (voice)
2009 Ninja Assassin – (voice)
2009 Duplicity – Tourist (voice)
2008 THE PINK PANTHER 2 – Reporter (voice)
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets – (voice)
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum – (voice)
2007 Rush Hour 3 – (voice)
2007 The Hunting Party – (voice)
2006 The Painted Veil – French Nun (voice)
2006 A Good Year – Stewardess (voice)
2006 The Pink Panther – Journalist (voice)
2005 THE INTERPRETER (Sydney Pollack) – French Interpreter (voice)
2004 COOL GIRL – Harley / Artemis (voice: English version) (as Helena Cardona)
2004 The Bourne Supremacy – (voice)
2004 The Terminal – Stewardess (voice)
2004 De-Lovely – (voice)
2004 Team America: World Police (voice)
2003 BIG FISH – French Receptionist (voice)
2003 Timeline – (voice)
2002 ENOUGH (Michael Apted) – Darcelle (voice)
2001 SERENDIPITY – The French Singer (voice) co-writer, song “Lucienne” with Peter Chelsom & Alan Silvestri, and singer
2001 FINAL (Campbell Scott) – ICU Nurse (Co-Star)
2001 Original Sin – (voice)
2000 CHOCOLAT (Lasse Hallström) – Françoise “Fuffi” Drou (Co-Star)
2000 PASSION OF MIND (Alain Berliner) – Newscaster (voice)
1999 MUMFORD (Lawrence Kasdan) – Candy Heskin (Co-Star)
1998 Ronin – (voice)
1998 BILLBOARD DAD – Henriette (Co-Star)
1998 What Dreams May Come – (voice)
1998 In God’s Hands – (voice)
2018 Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (French Medic, Voice) 2017 12 Monkeys (German & French Voices) 2017 The Last Ship (Spanish, Greek, Italian & French Voices) 2017 Underground (British & French Voices) 2017 Timeless (French Voices) 2017 The Blacklist – (German & French Voices) 2017 The Affair (French Voices) 2017 Patriot (French Voices) 2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders – (Greek Voices) 2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders – Haitian Police Dispatcher (Voice) (Paper Orphans)
2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders – Spanish Newscaster (Voice) (El Toro Bravo)
2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders – French Newscaster (Voice) (The Admiral’s Daughter)
2016 UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END (Video Game) – Shoreline Mercenaries (Voice)
2016 HEROES REBORN – Computer Voice (British Voice) (Company Woman)
2015 Agent X – (Voice) (Fidelity)
2015 Scorpion – United Nations Official (Voice)
2015 Homeland – German Voices (Our Man in Damascus)
2014 TABLE MANNERS – Nadine (Recurring)
2014 NCIS – French Police Officer (Voice) (The Admiral’s Daughter)
2013 FRONT SEAT CHRONICLES – Valérie (Guest Star) (La Garde)
2013 The Blacklist – Interpol Agent (Voice)
2013 Actors Entertainment: Model’s Best Friend (Episode 9) – (Herself)
2013 Zero Hour – French Tour Guide (Voice)
2012 Nikita – Spanish Operative (Voice)
2012 Chuck – German Secretary (Voice)
2011 Pan Am – French Stewardess (Voice)
2009 INTERVIEW – Natasha Loizeau (Star) 2009 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL – French Reporter (Co-Star)
1999 THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD – Marjorie (Guest Star) (The Running Bride)
1998 PASSIONS – French Woman (Co-Star)
1995 LAW & ORDER – Juror #4 (Co-Star) (Savages)
1995 ONE LIFE TO LIVE – Austrian Aristocrat (Co-Star)
1994 ANOTHER WORLD – French Maid (Co-Star)
Hélène has lived in Paris, France; Geneva, Switzerland; Cambridge and London, England; Llandudno, Wales; Monte-Carlo, Monaco; Bremen, Germany; Madrid, Tarragona, Santander and Baeza, Spain; New York City and Santa Monica; and has also worked in Morocco, Lithuania, and Italy.
Song Lucienne from the film Serendipity:
Radio Interviewer in Haunting Charles Manson:
The essential nourishment for the actor is him/herself. That finally seems to me to be the work of every artist: to be a deep-sea diver into the human soul.
What is it then that inexorably tips the scales in favor of the extraordinary? It is what is commonly called vocation: an irrational factor that destins a person to emancipate himself from the herd and from its well-known paths.