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Also Known As: Died:
Born: February 5, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sturmer, England, GB Profession: actor, singer, model

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An alluring presence in features and on television since the 1960s, actress Charlotte Rampling defined sexual freedom and fearlessness over the ensuing decades in such films as "Georgy Girl" (1966), "The Damned" (1969), "Vanishing Point" (1971) and "The Night Porter" (1974). Though her immediate appeal was her physicality, Rampling became a cinematic icon in the 1970s, thanks to a screen presence that was at the same time confident, passionate and reserved. After star turns in "The Verdict" (1982) and "Angel Heart" (1987), her star waned in the late 1980s due to personal turmoil, though she rebounded in the late 1990s as Aunt Maude in "Wings of a Dove" (1997). Rampling went on to impress audiences with performances as Miss Havisham in "Great Expectations" (BBC, 1999), as well as critical darlings "Under the Sand" (2000) and "Swimming Pool" (2003). As she entered her sixties, Rampling's career was in full bloom, with steely supporting turns in "The Duchess" (2008) and "Never Let Me Go" (2010). The definition of class for many a moviegoer the world over, Rampling's formidable body of work made her one of the most respected actresses on two continents.

An alluring presence in features and on television since the 1960s, actress Charlotte Rampling defined sexual freedom and fearlessness over the ensuing decades in such films as "Georgy Girl" (1966), "The Damned" (1969), "Vanishing Point" (1971) and "The Night Porter" (1974). Though her immediate appeal was her physicality, Rampling became a cinematic icon in the 1970s, thanks to a screen presence that was at the same time confident, passionate and reserved. After star turns in "The Verdict" (1982) and "Angel Heart" (1987), her star waned in the late 1980s due to personal turmoil, though she rebounded in the late 1990s as Aunt Maude in "Wings of a Dove" (1997). Rampling went on to impress audiences with performances as Miss Havisham in "Great Expectations" (BBC, 1999), as well as critical darlings "Under the Sand" (2000) and "Swimming Pool" (2003). As she entered her sixties, Rampling's career was in full bloom, with steely supporting turns in "The Duchess" (2008) and "Never Let Me Go" (2010). The definition of class for many a moviegoer the world over, Rampling's formidable body of work made her one of the most respected actresses on two continents.

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CAST: (feature film)

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As a youngster, performed musical act with her sister Sarah (billed as the Rampling Sisters)
1963:
Studied Spanish in Madrid, but dropped out and joined a traveling cabaret troupe
1964:
Returned to England and began modeling
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Studied acting at the Royal Court Stage School
1965:
Made TV acting debut in "The Strangers"
1965:
Landed feature acting debut as the Water Skier in "The Knack...and How to Get It"
1966:
Cast in first supporting role, playing Meredith in the film "Georgy Girl"
1967:
After her sister's death, took a year off from acting and traveled the world
1969:
Had co-starring role in Luchino Visconti's "The Damned"
1972:
Played Anne Boleyn in "Henry VIII and His Six Wives"
1973:
Posed for <i>Playboy</i>; photos taken by Helmut Newton
1974:
Delivered what is perhaps her best-recalled performance in Liliana Cavani's "The Night Porter"
1975:
Played a femme fatale opposite Robert Mitchum in "Farewell, My Lovely"
1976:
Received first TV acting credit, "Sherlock Holmes in New York"
1980:
Appeared in Woody Allen's comedy "Stardust Memories"
1982:
Had pivotal role opposite Paul Newman in Sidney Lumet's "The Verdict"
1986:
Suffered a nervous breakdown
1988:
Starred in David Hare's "Paris By Night"
1991:
Underwent treatment for depression
1994:
Played a psychotherapist in the British TV-movie "Murder in Mind"
1996:
Made rare American TV appearance in the HBO movie "Invasion of Privacy"
1997:
Played Helena Bonham Carter's aunt in "The Wings of the Dove"
1999:
Had featured role as Miss Haversham in BBC adaptation of "Great Expectations"
2000:
Cast as Lyubov in Michael Cacoyannis' adaptation of "The Cherry Orchard"
2000:
Co-starred as Stellan Skarsgård's estranged wife in "Signs and Wonders"
2001:
Played a woman in denial over the apparent death of her husband in Francois Ozon's "Under the Sand"
2001:
Once again played Skarsgård's estranged wife in "Aberdeen"
2001:
Had cameo role in Tony Scott's "Spy Game"
2003:
Co-starred in François Ozon's critically-acclaimed feature "Swimming Pool"
2004:
Cast as Clive Owen's former love in "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"
2005:
Acted in Laurent Cantet's "Heading South," about female sexual tourism
2008:
Featured in the thriller "Deception," co-starring Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman
2008:
Cast as a Neolite Priestess in Mathieu Kassovitz's "Babylon A.D."
2008:
Appeared opposite Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes in the period drama "The Duchess"
2010:
Once again acted opposite Knightley in the drama "Never Let Me Go," based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro
2011:
Cast in Lars Von Trier's apocalyptic drama "Melancholia"
2012:
Co-starred in BBC adaptation of William Boyd's novel "Restless"
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Education

Harrow Technical College and School of Art: -
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: -
Royal Court Stage School: -
St. Hilda's School: -
Jeanne d'Arc Académie pour Jeunes Filles: - 1955 - 1958

Notes

Rampling was diagnosed as anorexic and in 1991 was treated for depression.

She was made an Officer in the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in December 2000 for her services to acting and British-French cultural relations.

"I think I looked for tortured subjects to correspond with how I was really feeling. It's interesting, isn't it? I know I have a comedy gift. John Cleese and Woody Allen have both told me that, but instead I play all these tragic ladies." --Charlotte Rampling in The Observer, September 25, 1994.

"My dark side belongs to my work, and luckily I am able to have sufficient material to play around with." --Charlotte Rampling quoted in Vanity Fair, April 1988.

"I'm fatalistic about my career. That's how I can live out her [in France] and not be the center of things. I believe the projects that eventually work out were meant to be." --Rampling to Women's Wear Daily, March 9, 1988.

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husband:
Brian Southcombe. Press agent. Born in New Zealand; Rampling caused a stir in the 1960s when she shared an apartment with Southcombe and his roommate British model Randall Lawrence in what the press termed "a menage-a-trois"; when Rampling became pregnant, she and Southcombe were married in February 1972; divorced c. 1976.
husband:
Jean-Michel Jarre. Composer. Son of composer Maurice Jarre; met at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival; married in 1977; separated in 1997 when he moved in with Odile Froment.
companion:
Jean-Noel Tassez. Businessman. French; born c. 1955.

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father:
Godfrey Lionel Rampling. Army officer. Colonel in the British army; won an Olympic gold medal in 1936 (for the relay); also represented Britain at the 1932 Olympics.
mother:
Anne Isabelle Rampling. Painter. Suffered a near fatal stroke in 1967 on the same day that her oldest daughter died.
sister:
Sarah Rampling. Died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1967 while giving birth.
son:
Barnaby Southcombe. Born in September 1972.
son:
David Jarre. Born in 1977.
step-daughter:
Emilie Jarre. Born c. 1975.
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