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