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Charlotte Rampling (1946)

Born in England from a British father and a French mother, Charlotte Rampling spent much of her childhood in France. In 1964, she returned to England where she modelled while studying acting and obtained her first small part in 1965, in The Knack and How To Get It. It was her role in Georgy Girl, in 1966 that brought attention on her and imprinted her screen persona as icy, careless and sexual beauty: she was nicknamed 'The Look'. She greatly served roles that explored the depths of humanity and balanced between tragedy and seductiveness in such films as The Damned and The Six Wives of Henry VIII, in 1972 before one of her most memorable roles, The Night Porter, in 1974. The controversial sado-masochist film marked Charlotte Rampling's image as a sex symbol intensified by rumours accusing the actress of living a veritable ménage-à-trois. When such a role could have been difficult to overpass, the British actress managd to star in further successful films such as Farewell, My Lovely, in 1975, Stardust Memories, in 1980, The Verdict, in 1982 and Max Mon Amour, in 1986. At the end of the 1980s, Charlotte Rampling suffered from depression and disappeared from screens before making a successful comeback in Wings of Dove, in 1997. The film revived her career and the actress now trusts screens in features such as The Cherry Orchard, in 1999, François Ozon's Sous le Sable, in 2000 and Swimming Pool, in 2003, The Duchess, in 2008 and Melancholia, in 2011. Charlotte Rampling defines a certain idea of sexual freedom, individuality and elegant beauty while she delivers a reserved sense of passion and torment which places her as a highly respected cinematic icon.

Tags / Charlotte Rampling - British Actress - Cinematic Women - 1960s - Muses - Scandal - Sex Symbol
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Lewis Morley, 1960's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Lewis Morley, 1960's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Lewis Morley, 1960's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Lewis Morley, 1960's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Lewis Morley, 1963
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Lewis Morley, 1963
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Lewis Morley, 1963
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Lewis Morley, 1963
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Lewis Morley, 1966
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Lewis Morley, 1966
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Cecil Beaton, 1972
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Cecil Beaton, 1972
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Cecil Beaton, 1972
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Cecil Beaton, 1972
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Cecil Beaton, 1972
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Cecil Beaton, 1972
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Cecil Beaton, 1972
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Cecil Beaton, 1972
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Cecil Beaton, 1972
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Cecil Beaton, 1972
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Cecil Beaton, 1972
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Cecil Beaton, 1972
Portrait of Barnaby and Charlotte Rampling by Norman Parkinson, 1975
Portrait of Barnaby and Charlotte Rampling by Norman Parkinson, 1975
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Terry O'Neil, 1970's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Terry O'Neil, 1970's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Helmut Newton, 1970's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Helmut Newton, 1970's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Helmut Newton, 1982
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Helmut Newton, 1982
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling at the Hotel Nord Pinus II by Helmut Newton, 1973
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling at the Hotel Nord Pinus II by Helmut Newton, 1973
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Peter Lindbergh, 1987
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Peter Lindbergh, 1987
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Peter Lindbergh, 2009
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Peter Lindbergh, 2009
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Bettina Rheims, 1985
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Bettina Rheims, 1985
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Helmut Newton, 1967
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Helmut Newton, 1967
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Helmut Newton, 1976
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Helmut Newton, 1976
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Jeanloup Sieff, Normandy, 1985
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Jeanloup Sieff, Normandy, 1985
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Jeanloup Sieff, Normandy, 1985
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Jeanloup Sieff, Normandy, 1985
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Jeanloup Sieff, Normandy, 1985
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Jeanloup Sieff, Normandy, 1985
Portrait of Barnaby and Charlotte Rampling by Jeanloup Sieff, 1980's
Portrait of Barnaby and Charlotte Rampling by Jeanloup Sieff, 1980's
Charlotte Rampling in The damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Charlotte Rampling in The damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Unberto Orsini and Charlotte Rampling in The damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Unberto Orsini and Charlotte Rampling in The damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Charlotte Rampling in The damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Charlotte Rampling in The damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Helmut Newton, 1970's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Helmut Newton, 1970's
Sam Waterston, Charlotte Rampling and Robie Porter in Three directed by James Slater, 1969
Sam Waterston, Charlotte Rampling and Robie Porter in Three directed by James Slater, 1969
Sean Connery and Charlotte Rampling for Zardoz directed by John Boorman, 1974
Sean Connery and Charlotte Rampling for Zardoz directed by John Boorman, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling, 2000's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling, 2000's
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling and Dirk Bogarde in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling and Dirk Bogarde in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Director Liliana Cavani and Charlotte Rampling on the set of  Portier de nuit, 1974
Director Liliana Cavani and Charlotte Rampling on the set of Portier de nuit, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in Portier de nuit directed by Liliana Cavani, 1974
Charlotte Rampling in La chair de l'orchidée directed by Patrice Chereau, 1975
Charlotte Rampling in La chair de l'orchidée directed by Patrice Chereau, 1975
Charlotte Rampling and Edwige Feuillère in La chair de l'orchidée directed by Patrice Chereau, 1975
Charlotte Rampling and Edwige Feuillère in La chair de l'orchidée directed by Patrice Chereau, 1975
Charlotte Rampling in La chair de l'orchidée directed by Patrice Chereau, 1975
Charlotte Rampling in La chair de l'orchidée directed by Patrice Chereau, 1975
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling, 2000's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling, 2000's
Robert Mitchum and Charlotte Rampling in Farewell, my lovely directed by Dick Richards, 1975
Robert Mitchum and Charlotte Rampling in Farewell, my lovely directed by Dick Richards, 1975
Robert Mitchum and Charlotte Rampling in Farewell, my lovely directed by Dick Richards, 1975
Robert Mitchum and Charlotte Rampling in Farewell, my lovely directed by Dick Richards, 1975
Charlotte Rampling and Woody Allen in Stardust memories directed by Woody Allen, 1980
Charlotte Rampling and Woody Allen in Stardust memories directed by Woody Allen, 1980
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling, 2000's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling, 2000's
Charlotte Rampling and Woody Allen in Stardust memories directed by Woody Allen, 1980
Charlotte Rampling and Woody Allen in Stardust memories directed by Woody Allen, 1980
Charlotte Rampling and Woody Allen in Stardust memories directed by Woody Allen, 1980
Charlotte Rampling and Woody Allen in Stardust memories directed by Woody Allen, 1980
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Peter Lindbergh, 1982
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Peter Lindbergh, 1982
Charlotte Rampling and Michel Serrault in On ne meurt que 2 fois directed by Jacques Deray, 1985
Charlotte Rampling and Michel Serrault in On ne meurt que 2 fois directed by Jacques Deray, 1985
Charlotte Rampling in On ne meurt que 2 fois directed by Jacques Deray, 1985
Charlotte Rampling in On ne meurt que 2 fois directed by Jacques Deray, 1985
Charlotte Rampling in Max mon Amour directed by Nagisa Ôshima, 1986
Charlotte Rampling in Max mon Amour directed by Nagisa Ôshima, 1986
Charlotte Rampling in Max mon Amour directed by Nagisa Ôshima, 1986
Charlotte Rampling in Max mon Amour directed by Nagisa Ôshima, 1986
Charlotte Rampling in Max mon Amour directed by Nagisa Ôshima, 1986
Charlotte Rampling in Max mon Amour directed by Nagisa Ôshima, 1986
Charlotte Rampling in Max mon Amour directed by Nagisa Ôshima, 1986
Charlotte Rampling in Max mon Amour directed by Nagisa Ôshima, 1986
Charlotte Rampling in Max mon Amour directed by Nagisa Ôshima, 1986
Charlotte Rampling in Max mon Amour directed by Nagisa Ôshima, 1986
Mickey Rourke and Charlotte Rampling in Angel heart directed by Alan Parker, 1987
Mickey Rourke and Charlotte Rampling in Angel heart directed by Alan Parker, 1987
Mickey Rourke and Charlotte Rampling in Angel heart directed by Alan Parker, 1987
Mickey Rourke and Charlotte Rampling in Angel heart directed by Alan Parker, 1987
Charlotte Rampling in Sous le sable directed by François Ozon, 2000
Charlotte Rampling in Sous le sable directed by François Ozon, 2000
Charlotte Rampling in Sous le sable directed by François Ozon, 2000
Charlotte Rampling in Sous le sable directed by François Ozon, 2000
Charlotte Rampling in Sous le sable directed by François Ozon, 2000
Charlotte Rampling in Sous le sable directed by François Ozon, 2000
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling, 1970's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling, 1970's
Charlotte Rampling in The look directed by Angelina MacCarone, 2011
Charlotte Rampling in The look directed by Angelina MacCarone, 2011
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Jerry Schatzberg, 1970's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Jerry Schatzberg, 1970's
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Terry O'Neill, 1975
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Terry O'Neill, 1975
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Terry O'Neill, 1976
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Terry O'Neill, 1976
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Terry O'Neill, 1976
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Terry O'Neill, 1976
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Terry O'Neill, 1976
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Terry O'Neill, 1976
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Philip Townsend, 1967
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Philip Townsend, 1967
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Philip Townsend, 1967
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Philip Townsend, 1967
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by John Pratt, 1967
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by John Pratt, 1967
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Denis Piel, 1984
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Denis Piel, 1984
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Denis Piel, 1984
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Denis Piel, 1984
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Jacques Halliot, 1975
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Jacques Halliot, 1975
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Richard Melloul, 1979
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling by Richard Melloul, 1979
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