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Julie Christie

Julie ChristieAKA Julie Frances Christie

Born: 14-Apr-1941
Birthplace: Chabua, Assam, India

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Darling

A strikingly beautiful actress, Julie Christie was the sun-kissed on-screen embodiment of the swinging 60s British chick. She starred in some of the biggest films of her time, but if today's audiences know her at all, it's for small roles in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban or Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet.

Older audiences and connoisseurs of fine film remember Christie in the classic soap opera of the Russian Revolution, Doctor Zhivago, where she was raped by Rod Steiger and became Omar Sharif's mistress. She played two roles in François Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451, and played Warren Beatty's love interest in McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, and in real life. In Far From the Madding Crowd, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, and Alan Bates all wanted her. She starred with Donald Sutherland in Nicolas Roeg's classic thriller Don't Look Now, and had sex with a computer in Demon Seed. She won her Oscar for 1965's Darling, which was quite the daring sex romp in its day, although it seems tame, almost quaint by present standards.

"What Julie Christie wears has more real impact on fashion than all the clothes of the ten Best-Dressed women combined," said Time Magazine in 1967.

She was born in India, where her father tended his tea plantation, and at 7 she was sent to boarding school in England. During her long stays in America, she became friends with Sharon Tate, a friendship cut short by Charles Manson. In recent years, Christie has returned to live in England.

Father: Frank St. John Christie (operated tea plantation, India)
Mother: Rosemary Ramsden
Brother: Clive Christie (lecturer in Southeast Asian Studies, Hull University)
Boyfriend: Terence Stamp (dated in mid-1960s, romance inspired The Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset")
Boyfriend: Don Bessant (artist, b. 1941, cohabited in the late 1960s)
Boyfriend: Warren Beatty (dated in early 1970s)
Boyfriend: Duncan Campbell (journalist, cohabited since 1977)

    University: BA Art, Brighton Polytechnic College

    National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
    Oscar for Best Actress 1966 for Darling
    Endorsement of Foster Grant
    Risk Factors: Former Smoker, Yoga

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Birth of the Living Dead (18-Oct-2013) · Herself
    The Company You Keep (6-Sep-2012)
    Red Riding Hood (10-Mar-2011) · Grandmother
    Glorious 39 (14-Sep-2009) · Aunt Elizabeth
    New York, I Love You (5-Feb-2009) · Isabelle
    Away From Her (11-Sep-2006) · Fiona
    The Secret Life of Words (1-Sep-2005) · Inge
    Finding Neverland (4-Sep-2004)
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (31-May-2004) · Mme. Rosmerta
    Troy (9-May-2004) · Thetis
    A Letter to True (9-Feb-2004) · Narrator
    A Decade Under the Influence (19-Jan-2003) · Herself
    I'm with Lucy (30-Aug-2002)
    Snapshots (21-Feb-2002)
    No Such Thing (12-Oct-2001)
    Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre (4-Apr-2001)
    The Miracle Maker (31-Mar-2000) [VOICE]
    Afterglow (11-May-1997)
    Hamlet (25-Dec-1996)
    Karaoke (6-Oct-1996)
    Dragonheart (31-May-1996) · Queen Aislinn
    Fools of Fortune (22-Jun-1990)
    Miss Mary (31-Jul-1986)
    Power (9-May-1986)
    Heat and Dust (Jan-1983)
    The Gold Diggers (1983)
    Separate Tables (1983)
    Return of the Soldier (1982)
    Memoirs of a Survivor (Sep-1981)
    Heaven Can Wait (28-Jun-1978)
    Demon Seed (30-Sep-1977)
    Nashville (11-Jun-1975) · Herself
    Shampoo (11-Feb-1975)
    Don't Look Now (25-Dec-1973) · Laura Baxter
    McCabe & Mrs. Miller (24-Jun-1971)
    The Go-Between (Dec-1970)
    In Search of Gregory (Nov-1969)
    Petulia (10-Jun-1968) · Petulia
    Far from the Madding Crowd (16-Oct-1967) · Bathsheba
    Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967) · Herself
    Fahrenheit 451 (16-Sep-1966) · Clarisse
    Doctor Zhivago (22-Dec-1965) · Lara
    Darling (Jul-1965) · Diana Scott
    Young Cassidy (22-Mar-1965) · Daisy Battles
    Billy Liar (16-Dec-1963) · Liz
    Crooks Anonymous (Apr-1962)
    The Fast Lady (1962) · Claire Chingford


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