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Charlotte Rampling's Biography

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Early Life

Charlotte Rampling was born in Essex on 5 February 1946.

Her mother Isabel was a painter, and her father Godfrey was a lieutenant-colonel in the army as well as an Olympic sprinter.

She spent much of her childhood in France.

At 17, she went to secretarial school but was talent spotted in the street and that led to being cast in a commercial for Cadburys.

Earlier Movies

Her first movie was The Knack... and How to Get It.

Soon after, in 1966, she played the important role of Meredith in Georgy Girl.

Personal Life

Around the same time as the release of Georgy Girl, Charlotte Rampling's sister killed herself after giving birth to a premature baby.

In 1972 Charlotte Rampling married the actor Bryan Southcombe, however it did not last and soon after her divorce she married the famous composer Jean Michel Jarre. Again the marriage ended in divorce. Later on she was engaged to Jean-Noël Tassez, however he died in 2015.

Further Career

Her important credits from the late 60s to mid-80s included The Damned, The Night Porter, Max Mon Amour, Stardust Memories, On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, and The Verdict.

Charlotte Rampling continued to amass numerous credits on television and film, including, notably, Restless, Dexter, Broadchurch, and the film 45 Years, for which she was nominated for an Oscar in 2016.

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