Helen is the whole reason for the war in Homer's famous epic poem. They weren't kidding about that whole face-that-launched-a-thousand-ships thing.
Odysseus' son Telemachus has a lovely dinner with Helen in Homer's other super-famous poem.
In this tragedy that takes place after Greeks have won, Menelaus shows up to reclaim his wife—and to have her executed.
According to this play, the Helen that went to Troy was a phantom: the real Helen was spirited away to Egypt by Athena and Hera. Well, then.
In Dante's masterpiece, the lusty Helen is said to be trapped in the second circle of Hell.
The sexiest of them all leads to a pretty famous speech by the Doctor in Marlowe's play.
The man who sold his soul to the Devil falls madly in love with the ghost of Helen in Goethe's take on it.
In this already-Shmooped poem Yeats compares his lover to the alluring and troublesome Helen of Troy.
The most beautiful woman ever is played by Rossana Podesta in this film. Imagine landing that role.
What do you think, does Sienna Guillory do her justice? Either way, she has a movie named after her, which is pretty awesome.
Diane Kruger plays Helen opposite Orlando Bloom's Paris in this Hollywood blockbuster. Talk about a smokin' hot pair.