Helena's monkey love won Burton
Nov 8, 2006, 14:50 GMT
10/16/2006 - Tim Burton - The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D World Premiere - El Capitan Theatre - Hollywood, CA © David Gabber / Photorazzi
Helena Bonham Carter claims her partner Tim Burton didn't find her attractive when they first met - because she looked like an ape.
The couple met while Tim was directing Helena in the remake of 'Planet of the Apes', but he was engaged to Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of late rock legend Elvis.
Helena said: "Tim is very shy, and I was dressed as an ape all the time, so we didn't really collide.
"The first conversation we had - which was pretty much the only one throughout the film - was about Hampstead, where we both live in London."
The couple now live in adjoining houses in Hampstead with their three-year-old son Billy.
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