Many celebrities, under pressure from Hollywood and critical fans who set impossible standards of perfection, are pursuing youth in an attempt to achieve eternal beauty.
Helen Hunt looks amazing and gracefully embraces her aging flaws while snubbing the expectations of others!
Millions of fans have watched Helen Hunt, who has been on TV shows since she was a young child, grow from the innocent-looking girl to the accomplished 59-year-old, whose age shows on her face and enhances her inherent beauty.
Hunt started her performing career at the age of eleven. Her big break came from the 1975–1976 television series The Swiss Family Robinson, which followed a shipwrecked family stranded on a volcanic island. She played Helga Wagner, the young child the Robinsons adopted from the same shipwreck.
She later appeared in an episode of The Bionic Woman with Lindsay Wagner, in Facts of Life, and on The Mary Tyler Moore Show as the daughter of Murray Slaughter (played by Gavin McLeod). Her breakthrough picture was Rollercoaster (1977), in which she starred alongside George Segal and Henry Fonda.
Her roles in iconic 1980s movies like Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985), in which she costarred with another rising star, Sarah Jessica Parker, Project X (1987), in which Matthew Broderick costarred, and Next of Kin (1989), in which the late Patrick Swayze and Ben Stiller—in one of his early roles—costarred, propelled her into stardom in the decade that followed.
Hunt rose to fame in the 1990s as Paul Reiser’s sidekick in the critically acclaimed comedy series Mad About You. Reiser later starred in the Netflix series Stranger Things.
Her portrayal of one half of a newlywed couple earned her three Golden Globes and four consecutive Emmys. A few episodes, including the 1999 series finale, were also directed by her.
About her daughter and Reiser, Hunt stated in a People interview, “My daughter loves Stranger Things, so when he calls, she gets excited.” Although she hasn’t seen any Mad About You episodes, she adores Stranger Things! 2004 saw the birth of Hunt’s only daughter, who she shares with her 16-year partner, Matthew Carnahan.
Hunt’s other notable roles include that of a storm chaser in the high-octane 1996 film Twister, co-starring with Hollywood royalty Jack Nicholson in the Academy Award-winning picture As Good as it Gets, and in the 2000 movies Cast Away and What Women Want.
Her most recent performances were as a regular character in Blindspotting and as a journalist on BBC’s World on Fire. In addition, she has directed episodes of This is Us, House of Lies, and Californication.
Her 2021 announcement that she was collaborating with a diverse group of storm chasers “from HBCU [historically Black college and university]” on a Twister revival was met with rejection.
“I tried to get it made,” Hunt admitted in 2021. “I was planning to direct it… We couldn’t even get a meeting in June 2020, when it was all about diversity. It would have been awesome.”
In July 2024, Universal Pictures will release Twisters without Hunt.
Hunt has accumulated numerous awards and nominations over the years and has cemented herself as a mainstay of Hollywood culture with her timeless performances and beauty.