Helena Wankstein is a minor character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and one of the girlfriends Carl Johnson can date.


Helena lives on a farm in Flint Range, Flint County and meets Carl Johnson beside the Ammu-Nation store in Blueberry, Red County shooting some targets on a deck (after mission The Green Sabre is completed). Well groomed, she is a lawyer by trade but is passionate about guns. She is normally home between 08:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 02:00. Helena demands Carl to have low muscle, low fat, and high sex appeal in order to date her.

As a matter of fact, since she only likes men with really low muscle, Carl may have to lose muscle that he might have gained if he wants to date her, as She seems to tolerate only up to 15-20% muscle. Losing muscle can only be achieved by the logical way of not feeding Carl for two or three days until he gets hungry, loses all his fat and then his muscle, or starving him. Physical activities during this two to three day period will make this process faster, especially swimming and diving.

Date Types

Food Date

Helena prefers to go to restaurants, the nearest one being the World of Coq restaurant in Rodeo, Los Santos. It is the only one in Los Santos.

Club Date

Carl can take Helena to either the club in Idlewood, Los Santos (Alhambra) or Queens, San Fierro (Gaydar Station), but the Alhambra remains a better solution since it's closer, despite both clubs being far away from Helena's house. To impress Helena with dancing, the player must score at least 4,000 points.

Driving Date

Helena prefers Carl to drive fairly slowly in rural areas (such as around her farm) or nice parts of town. Driving around her fields will suffice this type of date.


Helena will ask Carl in for coffee when their relationship gets to 70%.


The rewards for dating Helena include access to her tool shed, which includes a chainsaw, a flamethrower, Molotov Cocktails and a pistol. At 50% she gives Carl the keys to her Bandito, but even without having the keys, CJ can still steal it, since it has no doors, making her the only girlfriend to have, or own a car that is easily accessible to the player to begin with as opposed to being inaccessible until the required percentage in the relationship is gained. At 100% Carl gets the Rural Clothes, which are located in the special menu in the wardrobe. In her farm, there is also a Sadler that is unlocked for CJ at any time, thus making her the only girlfriend to have another vehicle that is always parked in front of her home regardless of whether she is at home or not.


  • If the player stands in front of Helena when she is at the shooting range, she will keep shooting the player as if he was not there.
  • If the player does not meet her standards when he arrives on her ranch for their date, she will refuse to go out with him.
  • Strangely, Helena enjoys the countryside but complains that Rodeo is beneath her as "she went to a private school" "she can't stand trash like this", which is odd, as Rodeo is the location of wealthy clothing shops.
  • Helena's surname is a wordplay on the phrase wank stain.
  • She is the only girlfriend in the game that requires more than two statistic requirements; low muscle, low fat, and high sex appeal. The other girlfriends only require a maximum of two.
  • She is the only girlfriend to have a car parked outside her location that is not locked to begin with until the player reaches the required percentage to unlock her car, as the Bandito has no doors. She is also the only girlfriend to have another car that regularly spawns in front of her house, in her case a Sadler.
  • If the player attacks Helena in any way in the shooting range, she will start to shoot at him, aiming directly at him no matter where he is.
    • The player can set a GSF member on Helena by targeting her and punching in her direction (without actually hitting her). Helena won't retaliate against the gang member's gunfire and will be Wasted.


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