Katherine Helmond - Rotten Tomatoes

Katherine Helmond

Highest Rated:   100% The Hospital (1971)
Lowest Rated:   39% Cars 2 (2011)
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American actress Katherine Helmond spent nearly thirty years becoming an overnight success. Working fitfully in New York and regional theatre throughout the '50s and '60s, Helmond made ends meet by working as a drama teacher. Her first fleeting film appearances were in the Manhattan-based Believe in Me and The Hospital, both shot in 1971. She received a sizeable role in 1975's The Hindenburg, which utilized local repertory actors from throughout the midwest; she also worked with Hitchcock in 1976's Family Plot. In 1977, Katherine was cast as Jessica Tate, the scatterbrained, hedonistic matriarch on the TV sitcom Soap. She remained with the series until its cancellation in 1981; Soap left poor Jessica Tate facing a firing squad, and didn't reveal her fate until Helmond's guest appearance on the Soap spinoff Benson, wherein she played Jessica's ghost. In 1983, Katherine enrolled in the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop; she helmed the short subject Bankrupt and also several episodes of TV's Who's the Boss, in which she played Mona Robinson from 1984 through 1990. Keeping her hand in films, Katherine Helmond became a favorite of ex-Monty Python director Terry Gilliam, who cast the actress as a vain matron undergoing a really radical facelift in 1984's Brazil.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
67% Cars 3
  • Lizzie
$152.7M 2017
75% Collaborator
  • Irene Longfellow
2012
39% Cars 2
  • Lizzie
$191.5M 2011
No Score Yet A Grandpa for Christmas
  • Roxie Famosa
2007
74% Cars
  • Lizzie
$244.1M 2006
No Score Yet The Strand: Venice Beach, CA
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Beethoven's 5th
  • Crazy Cora Wilkens
2003
No Score Yet Mr. St. Nick
  • Mrs. Claus
2002
No Score Yet Living in Fear
  • Mrs. Ford
2001
No Score Yet How to Marry a Billionaire
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet The Perfect Nanny
  • Mrs. McBride
2000
No Score Yet How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale
  • Shatzie
2000
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Reservation Clerk
1998
No Score Yet Ms. Scrooge
  • Maude Marley
1997
No Score Yet Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story
  • Hedda Hopper
1995
No Score Yet The Spy Within (The Flight of the Dove)
  • Dr. Schilling
1994
71% Inside Monkey Zetterland
  • Honor Zetterland
1993
No Score Yet Amore!
  • Mildred Schwartz
1993
67% Lady in White
  • Amanda
1988
46% Overboard
  • Edith
1987
No Score Yet Shadey
  • Lady Constance Landau
1987
98% Brazil
  • Ida Lowry
1985
No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet World War III
  • Dorothy Longworth
1982
No Score Yet Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story
  • Frances Clooney
1982
91% Time Bandits
  • Mrs. Ogre
1981
No Score Yet Scout's Honor
  • Pearl Bartlett
1980
No Score Yet Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker
  • Elaine Thurston
1979
No Score Yet Little Ladies of the Night
  • Miss Colby
1977
No Score Yet Wanted: The Sundance Woman
  • Mattie Riley
1976
No Score Yet Baby Blue Marine
  • Mrs. Hudkins
1976
96% Family Plot
  • Mrs. Maloney
1976
No Score Yet James Dean
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet The Legend of Lizzie Borden
  • Emma Borden
1975
40% The Hindenburg
  • Mrs. Mildred Breslau
1975
No Score Yet The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Southern Lady
1974
No Score Yet Larry
  • Mrs. Whitten
1974
100% The Hospital
  • Marilyn Mead
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
69% True Blood
2008-2014
  • Caroline Bellefleur
  • 2011
No Score Yet Melissa & Joey
2010-2015
  • Mrs. Geller
  • 2010

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