Anne Helm


Anne Helm Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Helm claimed her favorite film role was Follow That Dream and has only fond memories of co-star Elvis Presley.

    • Anne Helm has a younger brother named Peter. Peter Helm was also an actor.

    • Appeared as a guest on a San Francisco cable TV station a few years back and discussed her relationship with Elvis.

    • Visited Elvis Presley's home, Graceland, in Memphis while dating him.

    • Dated Gary Lockwood, her co-star in The Magic Sword.

    • Dated Grant Williams, her co-star in The Couch.

    • Lost her role in the 1964 film Straight Jacket when star Joan Crawford wanted Helm's role to go to Crawford's good friend Diane Baker.

    • Played a heroin addicted nightclub singer on an episode of The Untouchables. Helm's scenes where she is taken to the detox ward by Robert Stack are among the most harrowing in show history.

    • Became the third actress to sing the song "Mean to Me" on an episode of The Untouchables. The first two were Suzanne Storrs and Gale Robbins.

    • Anne's last appearance on-screen was in an episode of the 1986 series Amazing Stories entitled The Doll. She co-starred with John Lithgow in that episode.

    • Was earning over $25,000.00 as a model by the time she was 17 years old.

    • Did a three year stint on the long running daytime drama General Hospital in the early 70's.

    • Daughter Serena Viharo is also an actress.

    • Once played a Creek Indian princess on an episode of Daniel Boone.

    • Anne Helm was married to author John Sherlock from 1968 to 1969 and to actor Robert Viharo from 1971 to 1979. She has a son from her marriage to Sherlock and a daughter from her marriage to Viharo.

    • Moved from Toronto to New York with her mother and brother at age 14 where she studied ballet, music, and acting.

    • Retired from acting in the 80's and is now a writer and illustrator of children's books using the name Annie Helm.

    • Dated Follow That Dream leading man Elvis Presley during the making of that movie.

  • Quotes

    • Anne (about Elvis Presley): I thought, well, that he was just a rock and roll singer. I changed my mind. He's very warm and sincere. And a beautiful actor.