ActorDate of birth
5th February 1946
Place of birth
Year of debut
First feature film
Rotten To The Core
Charlotte Rampling’s mother was a painter, her father was an army officer and an Olympic medal winner. She was educated in France and England. In 1963, she left the University of Madrid to perform with a cabaret troupe. A year later, she began working as a model. In 1966 she launched her acting career with her performance in Georgy Girl. In 1974, she earned critical accolades for her role in The Night Porter. She has since starred in a range of movies from Stardust Memories to Streetdance.
Growing up, Charlotte Rampling and her sister Sarah performed as a musical duo. Sarah died at the age of 23. Her mother had a severe stroke the same day of her sister's death. In order to protect her mother, she and her father told her that Sarah had died of a brain haemorrhage. Her sister had actually committed suicide after giving birth to a premature baby. Charlotte's mother died in 2001 and she never found out Sarah's true cause of death.
In 2000, she was awarded an OBE for her services to acting.
She has also appeared on TV such as playing the role of Miss Havisham in Great Expectations.
In 2004, she released her first album Comme Une Femme.
She was married to Bryan Southcombe from 1972 to 1976. They had a child, TV director Baranby Southcombe. She married Jean-Michel Jarre in 1976. They divorced in 1996. They had a son, magician David Jarre. In 1998 she got engaged to Jean-Noel Tassez.