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Helen Slater

Helen SlaterAKA Helen Schlacter

Born: 15-Dec-1963
Birthplace: Massapequa, NY

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Supergirl

Helen Slater was the unknown blonde starred as Supergirl in that 1984 epic bomb. With Judge Reinhold playing her husband, they kidnapped Bette Midler in Ruthless People, and in The Secret of My Success she was the woman Michael J. Fox fell for, after watching her swallow water at a drinking fountain in slow motion. She was the only woman on the cattle drive with Billy Crystal and Jack Palance in City Slickers. Her best film might be The Legend of Billie Jean, where she played a fiercely lovable teenaged vigilante, with a not-yet-famous Christian Slater as her brother. In real life, these Slaters are not related.

Throughout her career, Slater has starred in more than her share of total turkeys, including Sticky Fingers and Betrayal of the Dove. Her last film you might remember was Lassie in 1994, notable only as 13-year-old Michelle Williams' first film. Slater continues to work in low-budget films, and occasionally takes guest roles on TV shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Gray's Anatomy. She also voiced Talia al Ghul, Batman's sometimes girlfriend, in Batman: The Animated Series, and she has recorded and released two albums of old-fashioned songs, all written and sung by Slater.

Father: Gerald Schlacter
Mother: Chrin Schlacter
Husband: Robert Watzke (TV writer-director, m. 1990, one daughter)
Daughter: Hannah Nika (b. 28-Aug-1995)

    High School: New York High School of the Performing Arts (1982)

    Camp: Stagedoor Manor

    TELEVISION
    The Lying Game Kristin Mercer (2011-)
    Capital News Anne McKenna (1990)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Beautiful Wave (2011) · Jane
    Seeing Other People (7-May-2004)
    Toothless (5-Oct-1997)
    The Long Way Home (19-Sep-1997) · Narrator [VOICE]
    No Way Back (13-May-1995)
    The Steal (5-May-1995)
    Parallel Lives (14-Aug-1994)
    Lassie (22-Jul-1994)
    Chantilly Lace (18-Jul-1993)
    12:01 (5-Jul-1993)
    A House in the Hills (1993)
    Betrayal of the Dove (1993)
    City Slickers (7-Jun-1991)
    Happy Together (4-May-1989)
    Sticky Fingers (6-May-1988) · Hattie
    The Secret of My Succe$s (24-Apr-1987) · Christy Wills
    Ruthless People (27-Jun-1986) · Sandy Kessler
    The Legend of Billie Jean (19-Jul-1985)
    Supergirl (10-Oct-1984)
    Amy and the Angel (22-Sep-1982)

Official Website:
http://www.helenslater.com/


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