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The extravagantly dressed woman posed for the cameras as she stood arm in arm with her male companion. The dapper looking man alongside her was noticeably younger looking, to the extent that he could feasibly be mistaken for her son. It was the Harpers Bazaar magazine’s Women of the Year Awards in London on October 29, 2019, and the woman in question was Helena Bonham Carter. The English actress would have been unaware at this point how the confession she would make just days later about the man who had accompanied her on that night would cause a major stir.

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Bonham Carter is a classic English eccentric; a unique and unconventional actress who has always appeared to do things on her own terms. Her demure beauty is as immediately notable as her peculiar dress sense. She is a complete one-off. With her striking, seemingly ageless face and untamed brown hair, it is easy to imagine why the man she accompanied on that glitzy night appeared to be so enamored with her.

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