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      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
      Tremors II: Aftershocks The Craft

      Photos

      THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND, Helen Shaver, 1983, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. HIGH-BALLIN', Jerry Reed, Helen Shaver, Peter Fonda 1978, (c) American International Pictures AMITYVILLE HORROR, THE, Helen Shaver, Margot Kidder, Michael Sacks, James Brolin, 1979 BEST DEFENSE, Helen Shaver, 1984, (c)Paramount THE BELIEVERS, Helen Shaver, 1987, (c)Orion Pictures THE BELIEVERS, Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, 1987, (c)Orion Pictures DESERT HEARTS, FROM LEFT, PATRICIA CHARBONNEAU, HELEN SHAVER, 1985, ©SAMUEL GOLDWYN COMPANY BEST DEFENSE, Helen Shaver, Dudley Moore, 1984. ©Paramount/courtesy Everett DESERT HEARTS, Alex McArthur, Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Andra Akers, 1985 BEST DEFENSE, Helen Shaver (on left), Dudley Moore (on right), 1984. ©Paramount/courtesy Everett THE BELIEVERS, Helen Shaver, Martin Sheen, 1987, (c) Orion THE BELIEVERS, Helen Shaver, Malick Bowens, 1987, (c) Orion DESERT HEARTS, Patricia Charbonneau, Helen Shaver, 1985 BEST DEFENSE, George Dzundza, Helen Shaver, Dudley Moore, 1984, (c)Paramount COLOR OF MONEY, director Martin Scorsese, Helen Shaver, Paul Newman, on set, 1986. ©Touchstone Pictures THE BELIEVERS, Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, 1987. ©Orion Pictures Corp DESERT HEARTS, Audra Lindley, Helen Shaver, 1985 DESERT HEARTS, FROM LEFT, HELEN SHAVER, PATRICIA CHARBONNEAU, 1985, ©SAMUEL GOLDWYN COMPANY THE BELIEVERS, Helen Shaver, Martin Sheen, 1987, (c)Orion Pictures DR. BETHUNE, (aka BETHUNE: THE MAKING OF A HERO), Helen Shaver, 1990, (c)Tara Releasing

      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 52% 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
      64% 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 44% Fatal Memories Elaine Tipton (Character) - 1992
      67% 79% 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
      65% 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
      90% 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
      45% 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
      31% 52% The Amityville Horror Carolyn (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coming Out Alive Isobel (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 28% High-Ballin' Pickup (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 23% In Praise of Older Women Ann MacDonald (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 38% Starship Invasions Betty Duncan (Character) - 1977
      100% 84% Outrageous! Jo (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 62% Who Has Seen the Wind? Ruth Thompson (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
      58% 65% The New Look Director 2024
      79% 75% Westworld Director 2020
      92% 78% Person of Interest Director 2012-2013 2015
      95% 89% Elementary Director 2014
      86% 83% Reign Director 2014
      No Score Yet 85% The Firm Director 2012
      43% No Score Yet Combat Hospital Director 2011
      78% 81% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Director 2008-2011
      70% 74% Stargate Universe Director 2011
      No Score Yet 85% Flashpoint Director 2011
      82% 87% Castle Director 2009
      No Score Yet 81% Private Practice Director 2008-2009
      85% 72% 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% 62% 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 The Outer Limits Unknown (Character),
      Director
      1995 1997-2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy Unknown (Character),
      Director
      1996-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man's Gun Dianna McKinney (Character),
      Director
      1997-1998
      No Score Yet 79% 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% No Score Yet 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