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Helena Bonham Carter's Best Red Carpet Moments are Eccentric Whimsy

Since the beginning of her career in A Room With a View, Helena Bonham Carter has always brought a layer of eccentricity to everything she does. Whether a dramatic period piece, an offbeat collaboration with former partner Tim Burton, or family fare like the Harry Potter films or Cinderella, you know you’re in for a dash of whimsy with Carter. When it comes to the performer’s fashion sense, you can similarly always count on the actress to serve up a trademark witchy goth moment, whether she’s photographed on a red carpet for a film premiere or just out and about in London. In honor of Bonham Carter’s 55th birthday, take a look at her most daring red carpet style moments, here.

2020: SAG Awards

Bonham Carter gave an over-the-top sequined moment when she turned up to the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in a sparkling blue gown and silver sunnies.

2019: The Crown Premiere

The Crown star arrived at the season three premiere wearing a feathered black and white gown.

2018: Ocean’s 8 Premiere

At the Ocean’s 8 London premiere in 2018, Bonham Carter turned up in a silver Vivienne Westwood Couture gown.

2017: TIFF

Florals may not always be groundbreaking, but on Bonham Carter at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, her full floral look—from matching headband to handbag—was certainly adventurous.

2015: Cinderella Premiere

This green and black floral number worn by Bonham Carter at the 2015 premiere of Cinderella was nothing short of a fairytale.

2011: Critics’ Choice Awards

Bonham Carter wore a simple black gown with a bodice, paired with a handbag shaped like red lips and glasses to the 2011 Critics’ Choice Awards.

2010: Harry Potter Premiere

Bonham Carter gave Bellatrix Lestrange a run for her money with this witchy glam look at the London Premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in 2010.

2010: The King’s Speech Premiere

A chic glasses and plaid moment from Bonham Carter was served at the 2010 premiere of The King’s Speech.

2005: Venice Film Festival

The 2005 Venice Film Festival saw Bonham Carter in an all white ensemble paired with pearls.

2003: Big Fish Premiere

Bonham Carter wore a black dress with white fur stole to the 2003 premiere of Big Fish.

2001: Planet of the Apes premiere

Bonham Carter went for a see-through moment at the 2001 premiere of The Planet of the Apes in New York City.

1998: The Academy Awards

Bonham Carter wore an icy purple-pink gown with tulle accents to the 1998 Oscars.

1998: Oscar Nominees’ Luncheon

This very ‘90s look worn by Bonham Carter included a semi-sheer green cardigan and pink midi skirt.

1997: The Wings Of The Dove Premiere

In a blush pink custom Vivienne Westwood gown, Bonham Carter TK at the 1997 premiere of The Wings of the Dove at the Odeon.

1994: Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein Premiere

Bonham Carter went for a sophisticated goth look at the 1994 premiere of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

1989: Getting It Right Premiere

A young Bonham Carter wore a velvet ensemble to the Getting It Right premiere in 1989.

1987: The Academy Awards

Bonham Carter attended the 1987 Oscars (though not pictured, with Matthew Broderick by her side).

Source: W Magazine

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