Charlotte Rampling

Actor, Singer, Model
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) ... Read more »
Born: 02/04/1946 in Sturmer, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (93)

45 Years 2015 (Movie)

Kate Mercer (Actor)

Immortal 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jeune et Jolie 2014 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Superstition 2014 (Movie)

Frances Matteo (Actor)

The Forbidden Room 2014 (Movie)

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Vulnerable 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Angel Makers 2013 (Movie)

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Dexter 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Night Train to Lisbon 2013 (Movie)

Adriana de Prado (Actor)

Restless 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

I, Anna 2012 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

The Eye of the Storm 2012 (Movie)

Elizabeth Hunter (Actor)

The Sea 2012 (Movie)

Miss Vavasour (Actor)

Charlotte Rampling: The Look 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Melancholia 2011 (Movie)

Gaby (Actor)

The Legend of Kaspar Hauser 2011 (Movie)

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The Mill and the Cross 2011 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Boogie Woogie 2010 (Movie)

Emille (Actor)

Life During Wartime 2010 (Movie)

Jacqueline (Actor)

Never Let Me Go 2010 (Movie)

Miss Emily (Actor)

StreetDance 3D 2010 (Movie)

Helena (Actor)

All About Actresses 2009 (Movie)

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La Femme invisible 2009 (Movie)

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Quelque chose a te dire 2009 (Movie)

Mady Celliers (Actor)

Rio Sex Comedy 2009 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

Babylon A.D. 2008 (Movie)

High Priestess (Actor)

Deception 2008 (Movie)

Wall Street Belle (Actor)

The Duchess 2008 (Movie)

Lady Spencer (Actor)

Angel 2007 (Movie)

Hermione Gilbright (Actor)

Chaotic Ana 2007 (Movie)

Justine (Actor)

Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction 2006 (Movie)

Dr Milena Gardosh (Actor)

Desaccord Parfait 2006 (Movie)

Alice d'Abanville (Actor)

Heading South 2006 (Movie)

Ellen (Actor)

Lemming 2006 (Movie)

Alice Pollock (Actor)

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead 2004 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Immortal Ad Vitam 2004 (Movie)

Dr. Elma Turner (Actor)

The Keys to the House 2004 (Movie)

Nicole (Actor)

Searching for Debra Winger 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Swimming Pool 2003 (Movie)

Sarah Morton (Actor)

The Statement 2003 (Movie)

Nicole (Actor)

See How They Run 2002 (Movie)

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The Cherry Orchard 2002 (Movie)

Lyubov Andreyevna (Actor)

Aberdeen 2001 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Signs & Wonders 2001 (Movie)

Marjorie Fenton (Actor)

Spy Game 2001 (Movie)

Anne Cathcart (Actor)

The Fourth Angel 2001 (Movie)

Kate Stockton (Actor)

Under the Sand 2001 (Movie)

Marie Drillon (Actor)

Clouds 2000 (Movie)

(English language version) (Narrator)

Tribute To Alfred Lepetit 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wings of the Dove 1997 (Movie)

Aunt Maude (Actor)

Asphalt Tango 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jacques Yves-Cousteau: My First 85 Years 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

Hammers Over the Anvil 1994 (Movie)

Grace McAlister (Actor)

Radetzky March 1993 (Movie)

Valerie von Taussig (Actor)

Time Is Money 1993 (Movie)

Irina Kaufman (Actor)

Helmut Newton: Frames From the Edge 1989 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Paris By Night 1989 (Movie)

Clara Paige (Actor)

Rebus 1989 (Movie)

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D.O.A. 1988 (Movie)

Mrs Fitzwaring (Actor)

Angel Heart 1987 (Movie)

Margaret Krusemark (Actor)

Mascara 1987 (Movie)

Gaby Hart (Actor)

Max mon amour 1986 (Movie)

Margaret Jones (Actor)

On Ne Meurt Que 2 Fois 1984 (Movie)

Barbara Spark (Actor)

Tristesse et Beaute 1984 (Movie)

Lea Ueno (Actor)

Viva la Vie! 1983 (Movie)

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The Verdict 1982 (Movie)

Laura Fischer (Actor)

Stardust Memories 1980 (Movie)

Dorrie (Actor)

Orca 1976 (Movie)

Rachel Bedrod (Actor)

Un Taxi mauve 1976 (Movie)

Sharon (Actor)

Farewell, My Lovely 1975 (Movie)

Mrs Grayle (Actor)

Foxtrot 1974 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

The Night Porter 1974 (Movie)

Lucia (Actor)

Zardoz 1974 (Movie)

Consuella (Actor)

Caravan to Vaccares 1973 (Movie)

Lila (Actor)

La Chair de l'orchidee 1973 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Yuppi Du 1973 (Movie)

Silvia (Actor)

Giordano Bruno 1972 (Movie)

Fosca (Actor)

Asylum 1971 (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

Corky 1971 (Movie)

Corky's Wife (Actor)

Vanishing Point 1971 (Movie)

Hitchhiker (Actor)

Tis Pity She's a Whore 1970 (Movie)

Annabella (Actor)

The Damned 1969 (Movie)

Elisabeth Thalmann (Actor)

The Ski Bum 1969 (Movie)

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Three 1969 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

How to Make It 1968 (Movie)

Ruth Carlyle (Actor)

The Long Duel 1967 (Movie)

Jane Stafford (Actor)

Georgy Girl 1966 (Movie)

Meredith (Actor)

Rotten to the Core 1964 (Movie)

Sara (Actor)

Great Expectations (TV Show)

Actor

Invasion of Privacy (TV Show)

Actor

My Uncle Silas (TV Show)

Actor

Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Relationships

Jean-Michel Jarre Music

Husband
Met at 1976 Cannes Film Festival Married Oct. 8, 1976 Divorced 1996; marriage publicly dissolved when she found out via tabloid newspaper stories about his affairs with other women

David Jarre Music

Son
Born 1977; father, Jean-Michel Jarre

Emily Jarre Music

Step-Daughter
Born c. 1975; Jean-Michel Jarre's daughter from a previous marriage

Godfrey Rampling

Father
Colonel in British army Represented Britain at 1932 Olympics; won Olympic gold medal in 1936 for the relay

Anne Rampling

Mother
Suffered near fatal stroke 1967 on the same day her oldest daughter died

Sarah Rampling

Sister
Shot herself in Argentina 1966, after giving birth prematurely at age 23; family passed off death as a cerebral hemorrhage for the sake of Rampling's mother, who never knew real cause of death

Barnaby Southcombe Director

Son
Born September 1972; father, Brian Southcombe

Bryan Southcombe

Husband
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 "ménage à trois" Married 1972 when Rampling became pregnant Divorced 1976

Jean-Noël Tassez

Companion
French Engaged since 1998

EDUCATION

Jeanne d'Arc Académie pour Jeunes Filles

1955 - 1958

Harrow Technical College and School of Art

Harrow

Royal Court Stage School

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Madrid
Briefly attended at age 17

St. Hilda's School

Hertfordshire

Milestones

2012

Co-starred in BBC adaptation of William Boyd's novel "Restless"

2011

Cast in Lars Von Trier's apocalyptic drama "Melancholia"

2010

Once again acted opposite Knightley in the drama "Never Let Me Go," based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro

2008

Appeared opposite Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes in the period drama "The Duchess"

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."

2005

Acted in Laurent Cantet's "Heading South," about female sexual tourism

2004

Cast as Clive Owen's former love in "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"

2003

Co-starred in François Ozon's critically-acclaimed feature "Swimming Pool"

2001

Had cameo role in Tony Scott's "Spy Game"

2001

Once again played Skarsgård's estranged wife in "Aberdeen"

2001

Played a woman in denial over the apparent death of her husband in Francois Ozon's "Under the Sand"

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"

1999

Had featured role as Miss Haversham in BBC adaptation of "Great Expectations"

1997

Played Helena Bonham Carter's aunt in "The Wings of the Dove"

1996

Made rare American TV appearance in the HBO movie "Invasion of Privacy"

1994

Played a psychotherapist in the British TV-movie "Murder in Mind"

1991

Underwent treatment for depression

1988

Starred in David Hare's "Paris By Night"

1986

Suffered a nervous breakdown

1982

Had pivotal role opposite Paul Newman in Sidney Lumet's "The Verdict"

1980

Appeared in Woody Allen's comedy "Stardust Memories"

1976

Received first TV acting credit, "Sherlock Holmes in New York"

1975

Played a femme fatale opposite Robert Mitchum in "Farewell, My Lovely"

1974

Delivered what is perhaps her best-recalled performance in Liliana Cavani's "The Night Porter"

1973

Posed for Playboy; photos taken by Helmut Newton

1972

Played Anne Boleyn in "Henry VIII and His Six Wives"

1968

Had co-starring role in Luchino Visconti's "The Damned"

1967

After her sister's death, took a year off from acting and traveled the world

1966

Cast in first supporting role, playing Meredith in the film "Georgy Girl"

1965

Landed feature acting debut as the Water Skier in "The Knack...and How to Get It"

1965

Made TV acting debut in "The Strangers"

1964

Returned to England and began modeling

1963

Studied Spanish in Madrid, but dropped out and joined a traveling cabaret troupe

As a youngster, performed musical act with her sister Sarah (billed as the Rampling Sisters)

Studied acting at the Royal Court Stage School

Bonus Trivia

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

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

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"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." – Rampling in The Observer, Sept. 25, 1994

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In 1995, Empire magazine voted Rampling 97 out of 100 of the Sexiest Stars in history, while People magazine named her one of its "50 Most Beautiful People" in May 2001.

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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.

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