Helen Foster (actress)

Helen Foster (May 23, 1906 December 25, 1982) was an American film actress.

Helen Foster
Born(1906-05-23)May 23, 1906
DiedDecember 25, 1982(1982-12-25) (aged 76)
Years active19251956

Early life and career

Born in Independence, Kansas, Foster attended school in Kansas City and later attended finishing school in Florida.[1] She began acting in 1924, appearing in comedy shorts and early Westerns. In 1929, she had a role in her first sound film Gold Diggers of Broadway, and was also named a WAMPAS Baby Star that same year.[2][3] In 1933, Foster starred in the exploitation film Road to Ruin, a remake of the 1928 film of the same name in which Foster also starred.[4] Following the release of Road to Ruin, Foster made only eight more film appearances in mostly uncredited roles. She made her last onscreen appearance as an extra in the 1956 film Around the World in 80 Days.

Foster died on December 25, 1982 in Los Angeles at the age of 76.


Year Title Role Notes
1925 On the Go Nell Hall
1925 Reckless Courage Doris Bayne Alternative title: Flying Courage
1925 The Bandit's Baby Esther Lacy
1925 The Tourist
1925 Maid in Morocco The Bride
1926 Move Along The Girl
1927 California or Bust Nadine Holtwood
1927 The Courage of Collins Rose Foster
1927 When a Dog Loves Agnes Flanagan
1927 Naughty Nanette Lucy Dennison
1927 The Outlaw Dog Helen Meadows
1927 Hands Off Myra Perkins
1928 13 Washington Square Mary Morgan
1928 The Road to Ruin Sally Canfield
1928 Haunted Island Rosalind Joy
1928 Won in the Clouds Grace James
1928 Hellship Bronson Mary Younger
1928 The Mating Call Jessie Peebles
1928 Sweet Sixteen Cynthia Perry
1928 Should a Girl Marry? Alice Dunn
1929 The Sky Skidder Stella Hearns
1929 Linda Linda
1929 Circumstantial Evidence Jean Benton
1929 Hoofbeats of Vengeance Mary Martin
1929 The Harvest of Hate Margie Smith
1929 Gold Diggers of Broadway Violet
1929 So Long Letty Sally Davis
1929 Painted Faces Nancy
1929 Irish Fantasy
1929 Finders Keepers Ninon
1931 The Primrose Path
1931 Is There Justice? June Lawrence
1932 Ghost City Laura Martin
1932 Temptation's Workshop Alternative title: Youths Highways
1932 Sinister Hands Vivian Rogers
1932 The Saddle Buster Sunny Hurn
1932 The Boiling Point Lora Kirk
1932 Young Blood Gail Winters Alternative title: Lola
1932 The Big Flash Nadine's maid
1932 Lucky Larrigan Virginia Bailey
1934 The Road to Ruin Ann Dixon
1934 School for Girls Eleanor
1939 North of Shanghai Undetermined Role Uncredited
1940 The Westerner Janice Uncredited
1942 Parachute Nurse Company "C" Girl Uncredited
1948 Call Northside 777 Secretary Uncredited
Alternative title: Calling Northside 777
1948 Good Sam Uncredited
1952 Never Wave at a WAC Captain Finch Uncredited
Alternative title: The Private Wore Skirts
1956 Around the World in 80 Days Extra Uncredited


  1. Rainey, Buck (2005). Serial Film Stars: A Biographical Dictionary, 1912-1956. McFarland. p. 286. ISBN 0-7864-2010-3.
  2. Bradley, Edwin M. (2004). The First Hollywood Musicals: A Critical Filmography of 171 Features, 1927 Through 1932. McFarland. p. 57. ISBN 0-7864-2029-4.
  3. Liebman, Roy (2000). The Wampas Baby Stars: A Biographical Dictionary, 1922-1934. McFarland. p. 85. ISBN 0-7864-0756-5.
  4. Schaefer, Eric (1999). "Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!": A History of Exploitation Films, 1919-1959. Duke University Press. p. 374. ISBN 0-8223-2374-5.

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