'Helen' can also refer to...

Catherine Helen Berndt (1918—1994)

Catherine Helen Spence (1825—1910) writer and reformer in Australia

Christian Helen Fraser Tytler (1897—1995) army officer

Dame Helen Carruthers Mackenzie (1859—1945) educationist and public health campaigner

Dame Helen Charlotte Isabella Gwynne Vaughan (1879—1967) mycologist and women's activist

Dame Helen Gardner (1908—1986) literary scholar

Dame Helen Metcalf (1946—2003) headteacher

Dame Margaret Helen Greville (1863—1942) society hostess

Dream Of You (Helen Merrill album)

Edith Helen Major (1867—1951) headmistress and college head

Edith Helen Sichel (1862—1914) historian and philanthropist

Edith Helen Vane Tempest Stewart (1878—1959) political hostess and writer

(Emily) Helen Ekins (1879—1964) horticulturist and educational administrator

Frances Helen Melville (1873—1962) promoter of higher education for women in Scotland and suffragist

Frances Helen Simson (1854—1938) promoter of women's higher education and suffragist

Gordon, Lady Helen Victorine, Baroness

(Grace) Beatrix Helen Havergal (1901—1980) horticulturist and teacher


Helen, ‘a blind monkey who saw everything’

Helen Alexander (c. 1653—1729) covenanter

Helen Alexander Archdale (1876—1949) feminist and journalist

Helen Ashton (1891—1958)

(Helen) Audrey Beecham (1915—1989) poet and eccentric

Helen Balsdon

Helen Bannerman (1862—1946) children's writer

Helen Barbas

Helen Barr

Helen Baylor

Helen Beebee


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In Greek mythology, the daughter of Zeus and Leda, born from an egg. In the Homeric poems she was the outstandingly beautiful wife of Menelaus, and her abduction by Paris (to whom she had been promised, as a bribe, by Aphrodite) led to the Trojan War. Helen has a non-Greek name and is probably in origin an ancient pre-Hellenic goddess connected with vegetation and fertility.

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