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. —Martha Graham
I use my determination, positivity, and generosity to help the world become more animal friendly.
BAFTA — SAG-AFTRA
Interview in Scénema for Beyond the Curve International Film Festival in Paris
Winner Best Actress: 2022 V.I.Z. Film Festival, Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival, Dubai IndependentFilm Festival; Winner Best Supporting Actress: 2022 Beyond the Curve International Film Festival in Paris; 2022 Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture Awards, Virgin Spring Fest, 2022 Indo French International Film Festival, 2022 Druk International Film Festival; Best Supporting Actress Finalist: Swedish International Film Festival, Accord Cine Fest; Semi-Finalist: San Francisco Indie Short Festival; Golden Actress Nominee: Golden Short Film Festival
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.
Hélène is a citizen on the United States, France, and Spain.
A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Hélène recurs as Monique the French Roomba in Season 2 of Upload, and stars as Arlette Linstron in the feature Caralique, for which she won the Vanguard Award for Cinematic Achievement by an Actress in a Supporting Role at the Scotland International Festival of Cinema. She played Fuffi in Lasse Hallström’s Chocolat, the French Food Critic in The Hundred-Foot Journey, the French Engineer in Star Trek Discovery, the French Newscaster in The Romanoffs, a BBC Reporter in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and World War Z, Candy in Lawrence Kasdan’s Mumford, Mrs. Russell in Stealing Roses, and the French Announcer in Jurassic World, among many.
For Serendipity, she co-wrote with Peter Chelsom & Alan Silvestri the song Lucienne, which she also sang.
She is the Computer Voice in the series Heroes Reborn and her many characters include Happy Feet 2 and Muppets Most Wanted.
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.
Sydney Pollack based the Nicole Kidman character in The Interpreter in part on Hélène‘s life by making her a Sorbonne linguist and a musician.
She also works as a language coach for the film and music industry.
Hélène graduated with the 2nd prize in piano from the Music Conservatory 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 trained with Ellen Burstyn, Sandra Seacat, Susan Batson, Margie Haber, Annie Grindaly, Penny Allen, Cynthia Songé, Melissa Skoff, Larry Moss, and Tim Crouch at the Odyssey Theater.
She speaks six languages. Her ten producing credits include the award-winning documentary Femme.
By expressing yourself with art, you put your experiences to use. It’s a transformative process. By creating a piece of art you heal yourself, and 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. We respond to symbol and myth. This is how we tell stories and move forward in life.
2022 CARALIQUE (Elizabeth Blake-Thomas) – ARLETTE (Star) 2022 UNCHARTED (Ruben Fleischer) (Spanish Voices) 2021 RED NOTICE (Rawson Marshall Thurber) (Italian Voices) 2021 Paradise by Dante – Speaker: 3rd Sphere – Venus (Star) 2021 HALO (Reva Zane) – Venus (Star)
2021 Birds of Paradise (Sarah Adina Smith) (French Ballet Teacher) 2021 Dark Ascension II: The Journey to Hell – Naomi (Star) 2021 Dante’s Purgatory – Speaker: 7th Terrace – The Lustful (Star) 2020 EUROVISION – (David Dobkin) (Voice) 2021 BRING ME TO THE LIGHT – Danube Spirit (Lead) 2021 DARK ASCENSION – Naomi (Star) 2020 DANTE’S HELL – 2nd Circle – FRANCESCA (Star) 2020 SCOOB! – (Tony Cervone) (Greek Voices)
2019 DOWNHILL (Nat Fraxon, Jim Rash) (German Voices) 2019 FORD V. FERRARI (James Mangold) (French Nun, Voice) 2019 MURDER MYSTERY (James Vanderbuilt) (Voice) 2019 SPIDERMAN: FAR FROM HOME (Jon Watts) (German Voices) 2019 UNCORKED (Prentice Penny) (French Sommelier, Voice) 2019 CHARLIE’S ANGELS (Elizabeth Banks) (German Analyst, Voice) 2019 6 UNDERGROUND (Voice) 2018 The Cure (Emmanuel Itier) (Herself) 2018 We the People (Emmanuel Itier) (Herself) 2018 MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN (Ol Parker) (Voice) 2018 THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME (Susanna Vogel) (Voice) 2020 WONDERWELL (Vlad Marsavin) (Voice) 2018 OVERLORD (Julius Avery) (Voice) 2018 THE 15-17 TO PARIS (Clint Eastwood) (French Medic, Voice)
2017 DOWNSIZING (Alexander Payne) Newscaster (Voice) 2017 THE CATCHER WAS A SPY (Ben Lewin) (Voice) 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 & 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 (James Bobin) (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 – Dr. White (Star)
2013 FEMME (Emmanuel Itier) – (Herself)
2013 LUNCH BREAK (Gabriel Schmidt) – Grace (Star)
2013 A BEDTIME STORY (Monica Tidwell) – Margot (Star)
2013 FIVE MINUTES – Adrienne Pierre Newscaster (Co-Star)
2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn (Philip Kaufman)– (Voice)
2011 The Muppets (James Bobin) – (Voice)
2011 HAPPY FEET 2 (George Miller)– 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 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 (song) co-writer, “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 (Supporting Lead)
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)
2022 Upload – Monique (French Roomba) 2022 Inventing Anna (Voices) 2022 The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise – Francesca 2021 1883 (Voices) 2021 Emily in Paris (French Voices) 2021 Elite (Estefanía Voice, English dubbing) 2021 Queen of the South (German & Spanish Voices) 2021 The Blacklist (Voice) 2021 30 Coins (English dubbing) 2020 Cosmos (Voice) 2020 Palomino & Swissy (Guest Star) 2020 Cinema Confidential (Guest Star) 2020 Star Trek: Picard (Voice) 2020 The Good Place (Voice) 2020 Messiah (International Reporter, Voice) 2019 Star Trek: Discovery (French Engineer, Voice) 2019 Blood & Treasure (German Guest, Voice) 2019 NCIS (Language Coach) 2019 Legion (Cerebro Voices) 2019 Visible Poetry Project (Translator, Voice) 2019 Huge in France (French Voices) 2018 The Romanoffs (French Newscaster, Voice) 2018 Patriot (French Voices) 2018 Queen of the South (Spanish Voice) 2018 Timeless (Voice) 2018 Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (French Medic, Voice) 2018 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) 2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders – Spanish Newscaster (Voice)
2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders – French Newscaster (Voice)
2016 UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END (Video Game) – Shoreline Mercenaries (Voice)
2016 HEROES REBORN – Computer Voice (British Voice) 2016 Prison Break – (Voice)
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)
2014 Archetypes Interview
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 & Baeza, Spain Vienna, Austria New York City & Santa Monica, United States. Hélène has worked in France, the UK, the US, Morocco, Lithuania, and Italy.
Let the beauty we love be what we do. ―Rumi
That finally seems to me to be the work of every artist: to be a deep-sea diver into the human soul. —Ariane Mnouchkine
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.
Live and create. Live to the point of tears. —Albert Camus
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. —Jung