Helene Costello

The daughter of early movie matinee idol Maurice Costello and the younger sister of silent star Dolores Costello, Helene Costello made her first movie appearances as a child in her father's films. Helene's adult career ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1903 in New York City, NY

Filmography

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Comrades (Movie)

(Actor)

Finger Prints (Movie)

(Actor)

Good Time Charley (Movie)

Rosita Keene (Actor)

Husbands for Rent (Movie)

Molly Devoe (Actor)

In Old Kentucky (Movie)

Nancy Holden (Actor)

Innocents of Paris (Movie)

(Actor)

Lights of New York (Movie)

Kitty Lewis (Actor)

The Fatal Warning (Movie)

Dorothy Rogers (Actor)

The Man on the Box (Movie)

Bob's Sister (Actor)

When Dreams Come True (Movie)

Caroline Swayne (Actor)

Biography

The daughter of early movie matinee idol Maurice Costello and the younger sister of silent star Dolores Costello, Helene Costello made her first movie appearances as a child in her father's films. Helene's adult career followed many of the same paths previously trodden by her sister Dolores: modelling work in New York, dancing in George White's Scandals, and leading-lady assignments in several popular films of the 1920s. Helene co-starred in the first all-talking feature film, Lights of New York (1928); ironically, she proved to be an inadequate talkie actress, and her star quickly waned. For a brief period in the early 1930s, Helene was the wife of actor/director Lowell Sherman, and the sister-in-law of John Barrymore. Twenty-two years after appearing in her last film, Helene Costello died at age 53, suffering from the combined effects of pneumonia and tuberculosis.

~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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