Helen Shaver

Helen Shaver

Highest Rated: 100% Outrageous! (1977)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 24, 1951

Birthplace: St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

A cool blonde beauty who played several effective lead and character roles in the 1980s, Shaver was outstanding as a prim East Coast college professor who makes a wary, but liberating foray into lesbianism in Donna Deitch's moving "Desert Hearts" (1985). She was certainly seen by a wider audience opposite Paul Newman in "The Color of Money" (1986). Shaver exudes enthusiasm in every role. She made her film debut in "Shoot" in 1976, but made a greater impact as the wife in the poltergeist-infested home in "The Amityville Horror" (1979), at the time the highest grossing independent film in history. She is also remembered as the woman "cured" by philandering Tom Berrenger in "In Praise of Older Women" (1978), the Protestant missionary in "Dr. Bethune" (1993) and as the mother of a teenage witch (Fairuza Balk) in "The Craft" (1996).

Highest rated movies

Down River
Outrageous!
Desert Hearts
The Color of Money
Zebrahead
That Night
The Craft
Tremors II: Aftershocks

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Place Director - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Souls of Totality Shepherd One (Character) - 2018
100% No Score Yet Down River Pearl (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 78% Birthday Cake Judith Ferguson (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet 34% A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride Rose (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 55% Numb Audrey Milbank (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 54% The Stranger I Married Director - 2005
No Score Yet 27% The Keeper Ruthie (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Risen Lynn Todd (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 53% DC Sniper: 23 Days of Fear Sandy Moose (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Due East Director,
Producer
- 2002
No Score Yet 68% The Wishing Tree Wallis (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 27% Bear With Me Sara Bradley (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet We All Fall Down Sherry (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2000
No Score Yet 73% Common Ground Janet (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 58% Summer's End Director - 1999
No Score Yet 50% The Sweetest Gift Mrs. Martin (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy Rachel Corrigan (Character) - 1996
50% 46% Tremors II: Aftershocks Kate `'White'` Reilly (Character) - 1996
57% 65% The Craft Grace Downs (Character) $22.7M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowing Through Slim (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falling for You Mary (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Open Season Unknown (Character) $5.2K 1995
0% 48% Born to Be Wild Margaret Heller (Character) $25.8M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits: Sandkings Cathy Kress (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Consent Nora Fields (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ride With the Wind Katherine Barnes (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Janek: The Forget-Me-Not Murders Monique (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Janek: The Silent Betrayal Monique Dessier (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapped and Deceived Nora Fields (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders Edie Ballew (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Bethune Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Hunt Stacy (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial & Error Katherine Woodfield (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 43% Fatal Memories Elaine Tipton (Character) - 1992
67% 80% That Night Ann O'Connor (Character) $11.4K 1992
75% 69% Zebrahead Diane (Character) $1.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories: The Movie IV Karen (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 72% Columbo: Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo Vivian Dimitri (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 40% Pair of Aces Rose (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bethune: The Making of a Hero Mrs. Dowd (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mothers, Daughters and Lovers Claire Nichols (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tree of Hands Benet Archdale (Character) - 1989
64% 79% The Land Before Time Littlefoot's Mother (Voice) $45.8M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Blame Amy Donaldson (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walking After Midnight Unknown (Character) - 1988
35% 45% The Believers Jessica Halliday (Character) $17.4M 1987
88% 73% The Color of Money Janelle (Character) $52.3M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost! Linda (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Many Happy Returns Sally Robinson (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 60% The Park Is Mine Valery (Character) - 1985
89% 77% Desert Hearts Vivian Bell (Character) $2.5M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The War Boy Maria (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 13% Best Defense Clair Lewis (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Countdown to Looking Glass Dorian Waldorf (Character) - 1984
42% 38% The Osterman Weekend Virginia Tremayne (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 27% Harry Tracy Catherine Tuttle (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Two Brothers Susan Frazer (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gas Rhonda (Character) - 1981
30% 52% The Amityville Horror Carolyn (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coming Out Alive Isobel (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 25% High-Ballin' Pickup (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 20% In Praise of Older Women Ann MacDonald (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 35% Starship Invasions Betty Duncan (Character) - 1977
100% 83% Outrageous! Jo (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Supreme Kid Girl hitch-hiker (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 29% Shoot Paula (Character) - 1976

TV

Credit
80% 72% Westworld Director 2020
92% 76% Person of Interest Director 2012-2013 2015
95% 89% Elementary Director 2014
86% 84% Reign Director 2014
43% 66% Combat Hospital Director 2011
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Director 2008-2011
No Score Yet 83% Flashpoint Director 2011
82% 87% Castle Director 2009
No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Director 2008-2009
84% 80% The Unit Director 2006-2007
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Director 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Director 2001-2005
57% 75% The L Word Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Director 2003
79% No Score Yet The Education of Max Bickford Erica Bettis (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Director 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Food Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy Unknown (Character),
Director
1996-1999
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character),
Director
1995 1997-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man's Gun Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet 75% Columbo Vivian Dimitri (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Miss Haight (Character) 1988
No Score Yet 82% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Teresa (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jessica Novak Jessica Novak (Character) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet United States Libby Chapin (Character) 1980