Helena Mattsson Best Known For Species: The Awakening (2007). A Sci-Fi Channel film and unofficial third sequel to Species (1995). She played the lead role of Miranda Hollander in the film.
Born Name Helena Christina Mattsson
Years active 2004–present
Born March 30, 1984, 36, Stockholm, Sweden
Sun Sign Aries
Height 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Measurements 35-26-35 in or 89-66-89 cm
Bra size 32C
Helena had her graduation from Performing Arts High School, located in Stockholm. She had also attended theater schools in London, England and New York, USA when she was young.
Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings – Sofia Mattsson (Sister) (Actress), Cecilia Mattsson (Sister), Mia Mattsson (Sister)
Life and career
Mattsson was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. She began acting at a young age, performing in plays, musicals and concerts. She studied acting at the highly selective Södra Latin upper secondary school in Södermalm, which she credits with giving her the confidence to pursue her chosen career.
Mattsson had early roles in Wild Side Story and other cabarets in Stockholm. She moved to London, England, as a teenager to attend theatre school.
At the age of 19, she moved to Hollywood to audition for a TV series. Her planned short visit became permanent after she won a role the short-lived 2004 TV series Sweden, Ohio.
Mattsson’s accent initially held her back When I started working, my thick Swedish accent lost me a lot of roles. A defining point in my career definitely came when I started to lose it. I was able to play more American roles at that point, and my career took a turn for the better.
In 2007, she starred in Species: The Awakening, where she portrayed Miranda, an alien/human hybrid. She also appeared in the films You and I and Surrogates. Mattsson also appeared in the music video of Primal Scream’s Country Girl in 2006. Her television credits include three episodes of the ABC series Desperate Housewives as Irina and in three episodes of Nikita as Cassandra Ovechkin. She played Alexis Blume in the TV series 666 Park Avenue. She appeared in a beaver costume in a Nespresso television commercial titled Training Day that also featured Danny DeVito and George Clooney in 2016.
Her younger sister Sofia is also an actress
Renee Missel Management
Helena is bold in nature for the roles offered to her. When these roles join her beauty, it makes something which is surely different from all others.
POM Wonderful. She can be seen using these brands too- ABS, Cole Haan, Rebecca Taylor, Aidan Mattox, Jimmy Choo, Tony Ward, Herve Leger, VBH, J. Mendel, Black Halo.
First TV Show
Love, Sex and Secrets (2005). A television series of channel UPN which aired in North America in 2005. She appeared as Alexis in the episode entitled “Danger”.
Sweden, Ohio (2004). A TV Film in which she played the role of Lena.
She stays fit by going gym few times a week. She mainly does cardio and weight training when in the gym to stay healthy.
Helena Mattsson Favorite Things
Favorite Role – Juliana Ravez (CSI: Miami)
Favorite TV Show – Desperate Housewives
Favorite Hair Product – Bumble and Bumble’s
Favorite Shampoo – Aveda
Favorite Hobby – Dance
Favorite Activity – Shopping & Hanging out with friends
Helena Mattsson Facts
Helena Mattsson is currently living and working in Hollywood.
Helena had her early roles in Wild Side Story and other cabarates when she was in Stockholm.
She had also shown her acting skills in films like You and I’ and Touchstone’s Surrogates.
She was a part of Primal Scream’s music video for song ‘Country Girl’ in 2006.
She has appeared as Irina in 3 episodes of ABC Channel’s TV Show Desperate Housewives and as Cassandra Ovechkin in 3 episodes of Nikita.
Her recent acting performance is as Alexis Blume in TV Series 666 Park Avenue.
She has acted in around 11 films and 19 TV Shows till January 2013.
She was discovered by one of the biggest modeling agency of Sweden when she was in her early teens.
Her feature film credits include Seven Psychopaths with Colin Farrell, Guns, Girls and Gambling with Gary Oldman and Iron Man 2 with Robert Downey Jr.
Mattsson is trained in Martial Arts and Dance.