Helen Slater

Helen Slater


12/15/1963, Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA

Birth Name

Helen Rachel Schlacter


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Attractive blond actress whose anticipated big break, the title role in 1984's Supergirl broke the producers' hearts (and wallets) when it flopped miserably, establishing Slater's name but not her talent. She has managed to prevail, though, turning in credible and endearing performances as a modern martyr in The…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • After Helen Slater and Christian Slater played brother and sister in The Legend of Billie Jean in 1985, lots of people believed they were real-life siblings. Although they share the same last name, they are not, in fact, related.

    • Her measurements while filming Supergirl in 1984 were: 32A-21 1/2-34.

    • Helen was a member of the Actor's Movement Studio.

    • Her best friend is actress Helen Hunt.

    • Helen's height is 5'8".

    • She attended the 2007 Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois, where she showed interest in a guest appearance on "Smallville". With the character, Supergirl scheduled to appear in the show for it's seventh season, Ms. Slater was instantly selected for a guest appearance by the show's producers.

    • In 2005 Helen released her second CD, Crossword.

    • Has written a complte musical about divorce called "The Ugly Duckling", which has been presented in workshop form.

    • Ranked # 70 on VH1's "100 Greatest Teen Stars".

    • Originally given a seven picture movie deal with Warner Bros. reguarding the success of her first film, "Supergirl"

    • Starred in a 1994 film opposite Alfred Molina called "The Steal". The film, however, was only released over in the UK.

    • Was once represented by her brother, a lawyer, when an abortion website used her name for the address circa 1999. They won the case.

    • She announced plans for a second appearance on "Will & Grace" while interviewing for VH1's "100 Greatest Teen Stars". The plans, however, fell through and Slater did not make any returning appearances.

    • Her original hair color is brown, although she has remained a blonde since dying it for "Supergirl."

  • Quotes

    • Helen: (on facing mid-life crisis) I can't speak for all women, but I do think that...I mean, me and my girlfriends, we definitely...we're in crisis on a continuous basis...or at least monthly, for sure, I don't know. It's funny because we just bust ourselves! We go to therapy, we eat right, we stay away from caffeine, we try to have loving relationships with our mothers and more communication with our fathers, and still the black abyss will open up!

    • Helen: (on looking at herself in the home-made Supergirl costume she wore to her audition) I looked at myself in the mirror and I thought, "I look like such a jackass".

    • Helen: (about her character "Christy Wills" in The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)) At first I wanted her to appear more military-like, wearing more blue and the like, but then Herb [director Herbert Ross] told me to have her display more female qualities, which turned out to be right because we could then see she was more apt to being both an executive and a woman.

    • Helen: (on her teen years) I was terribly gawky, too goofy to become a high-kicking cheerleader, with stringy brown hair and bad posture. Definitely nobody noticeable!

  • Helen Slater has proven to be one of the most favored actresses of her generation. As both a singer/songwriter, to compliment her endless acting talents, she is easily one of the most exquisite artists to be living and will have lived.moreless

    Helen Slater is an incredibly beautiful woman, and has proven to be one of the most extraordinary artists over the past 22 years. Soaring into her professional career as the title character in the 1984 Fantasy/Adventure "Supergirl". The rest of the 1980's found her as an influential martyr in "The Legend Of Billie Jean", and as a strong leading lady in the two classic comedies "The Secret of My $uccess" and "Ruthless People". In the 1990's, she starred in critically acclaimed projects both big and small, such as the hit comedy "City Slickers", and a down-right funny guest star stint on "Caroline In The City". Soon though, she fizzled after a few good performances in programs that were less-than her abilites. She never left though, as she continued to showcase her style on television. In 2004, she won acclaim again as a stressed, frazzled out divorcee in the feature film "Seeing Other People" written by "Simpsons writer Wallace Walodarsky. Today, she performs both as an actress and musician, the latter being a talent she recently showcased. Her two albums are best-sellers where availible, and her concert performances are popular all over Los Angelos. Even more, she is popular all around from her first two feature films. Whether she knows it or not, she is loved by all. With a performing talent as endless as the great beyond, and a style of music to satisfy the most cynical of people, Helen has proven that she is simply the best. Her timing is terrific, and the way she presents her self is the way that makes you want to know more about her character, if not just her in general. Most people never think about how her dedication brings out her awsome presence. She is indeed, simply the best!moreless