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Helen Slater Biography 1963-

American was trained at New York’s High School for the Performing Arts. In 1984 she was signed for the leading role in , perhaps hoping that this modest special-effects fest would do for her what Superman did for another unknown, Christopher Reeve. Alas, was a failure, not so much due to Slater’s spunky but antiseptic performance as to an uninvolving script and lackluster direction. Since , Slater has been seen to best advantage in supporting parts, notably the sweet-tempered kidnapper in Ruthless People (1986) and cattle-drive novice Bonnie Rayburn in City Slickers (1991). In 1990, Slater played cub reporter Anne McKenna on the three-week TV series Capital News.

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