We'd grab a beer and chit chat, floating in the lemon between the crowd and the sky.Pretty surreal that was." Belfast Telegraph By Kerry Mc Lean Two years ago I had a milestone birthday.She now has many strings to her bow, from acting to being creative director of Nylon magazine.

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I can still picture the cake being presented at my party, with 40 giant candles blazing away on top.

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There are also portraits she did of Bono and The Edge from their 1997 Popmart tour.

With access all areas, she describes that experience as "an incredible gig," which was "intense in a very energetic way." On occasions, Helena would move from shooting below the stage to within the show's giant rotating lemon.

"That was amazing and one of those experiences that stayed with me," she says. frontman Michael Stipe, Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyer and Australian actress Toni Collette.

"I always want to go back down there - it is so beautiful." The adventure to Liss Ard, near Skibbereen in west Cork, for a three-day poetry event was a colourful one, with Helena travelling with R. A former Miss Universe Denmark and Victoria's Secret Angel, Helena started modelling aged nine.They are in fine form and working hard." Frank De Caro, of The New York Times, described Helena, along with Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson and Claudia Schiffer, as "the magnificent seven" back in 1996, but she has moved skilfully from being in front of the camera to behind the lens, and after photographing around the world, Ireland is now on her radar."I would like to go to Cork again," says Helena with great enthusiasm, recounting how she "took the train down to a poetry reading in Liss Ard".Based in Manhattan, Helena lives with her son, Mingus Reedus (18), whose father, actor Norman Reedus (of Walking Dead fame) she dated for five years.In recent years, she has dated Paul Banks, of the band Interpol, and has homes in Manhattan and the Catskills, where she takes lots of photographs and posts them online. "If I can walk anywhere, that's what I will be doing." In her spare time, she loves reading and watching movies."I like really like tidying up and re-organising things. The conversation swings around to fashion, and Helena says she loves colour and print, as well as the history of the industry.