Helen Slater


Helen Slater Trivia


  • 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!