Helen Carruthers (1892–1925) was an American actress of the silent film era. Carruthers is best known for her work in Keystone comedies.
Carruther's career film began in 1914. That year she appeared in no less than 35 Keystone comedies, 17 of which were with Charlie Chaplin. Her screen debut was in the Chaplin comedy His Favourite Pastime, and her last credited work for Keystone was as Chaplin's love interest and the king's wife in His Prehistoric Past. The absence of any credits in Carruther's available filmographies after 1914 suggests that her short motion-picture career ended by 1915.
In May 1915, at age 23, Carruthers attempted suicide by swallowing 30 mercury bichloride tablets. She survived, but the poisonous compound severely damaged her kidneys. Ten years later, in what appeared to be another suicide try, she died by jumping out a window in New York.
|1914||His Favourite Pastime||Servant|
|Caught in the Rain||Chambermaid||Uncredited role|
|Mabel's Busy Day||Spectator||Uncredited role|
|Laughing Gas||Pretty patient||Uncredited role|
|The Property Man||Garlico's Assistant||Uncredited role|
|Recreation||Girl in park||Uncredited role|
|The Masquerader||Actress||Uncredited role|
|His New Profession||Nephew's girlfriend||Uncredited role|
|The Rounders||Diner||Uncredited role|
|The New Janitor||Secretary||Uncredited role|
|Those Love Pangs||Landlady||Uncredited role|
|Gentlemen of Nerve||Spectator||Uncredited role|
|His Musical Career||Miss Poor||Uncredited role|
|His Trysting Place||Clarice||Uncredited role|
|Tillie's Punctured Romance||Maid and Waitress||Uncredited role|
|Getting Acquainted||Lover in the park||Uncredited role|
|His Prehistoric Past||Queen||Arguably one of her more major roles, but still went uncredited|