Birth Name: Helen Rachel Slater
Place of Birth: Bethpage, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 15, 1963
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Helen Slater is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She starred as the title character in Supergirl (1984), the first major female superhero film.
She is the daughter of Alice (Citrin), a lawyer and nuclear disarmament peace activist, and Gerald Slater, a television executive. Her parents are both Jewish. Her father’s family’s surname was originally Schlachter.
Helen is married to actor and director Robert Watzke, with whom she has a daughter.
Helen’s paternal grandfather was named William Herbert Slater. William was born in Poland.
Helen’s paternal grandfather was named Jean Tiger (who likely was the daughter of Max Tiger and Bessie). Jean was born in New York.