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Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling

Birthday: 5 February 1946, Sturmer, Essex, England, UK
Birth Name: Charlotte Tessa Rampling
Height: 169 cm

Tessa Charlotte Rampling was born 5 February 1946 in Sturmer, England, to Isabel Anne (Gurteen), a painter, and Godfrey Lionel Rampling, an Olympic gold medalist, army officer, and colonel, who became ...Show more

Charlotte Rampling
I didn't allow myself to have fun for a very long time, for all sorts of reasons. What's happened no Show more I didn't allow myself to have fun for a very long time, for all sorts of reasons. What's happened now is that I've lived through that, and I've come to a point where I can say that. I can feel happy too! Hide
I'm just amazed. I'm glad to be alive, because I know what it's like not to want to be here, and gla Show more I'm just amazed. I'm glad to be alive, because I know what it's like not to want to be here, and glad that young directors want to put me in fantastic films. So say no more. Hide
[on living in France] I'm a legitimate foreigner. I'm an Englishwoman speaking French. They have no Show more [on living in France] I'm a legitimate foreigner. I'm an Englishwoman speaking French. They have no references for me, or my life, my childhood, my upbringing, my schooling. I'm exotic. They like that, and I like that. Hide
I was brought up in the hard way. My parents were great, my dad was great, but we didn't talk about Show more I was brought up in the hard way. My parents were great, my dad was great, but we didn't talk about our feelings. Hide
Difficult acting with a chimp? No, no. The emotions were the same. In a way it was like playing oppo Show more Difficult acting with a chimp? No, no. The emotions were the same. In a way it was like playing opposite Paul Newman. The chimpanzee reacted differently, that's all. Hide
I had fun before, but if you can have fun the way I have when I'm nearly 60, that's quite interestin Show more I had fun before, but if you can have fun the way I have when I'm nearly 60, that's quite interesting. If you don't worry about getting wrinkled and all that, and you just allow yourself to feel good, then maybe it's because your time has come. Hide
[on posing nude with the Mona Lisa in the Louvre] It was such a powerful idea, a once-in-a-lifetime Show more [on posing nude with the Mona Lisa in the Louvre] It was such a powerful idea, a once-in-a-lifetime trip. It was really a magical experience, and there was something wildly audacious and naughty, too. You've got all these people looking at you from the extraordinary paintings, and it's a very spiritual feeling. You feel that you are part of hundreds of years of art. Hide
[on Il portiere di notte (1974)] With Dirk Bogarde beside me, I felt I could do anything. He would g Show more [on Il portiere di notte (1974)] With Dirk Bogarde beside me, I felt I could do anything. He would give you that cosy but creepy smile and you thought all was well. Hide
There are now different subjects coming up for us older women that certainly didn't before. Of cours Show more There are now different subjects coming up for us older women that certainly didn't before. Of course, sexuality and sensuality have always been forms that film is obsessed with, but it used to be a form for younger women because, well, they were much prettier, but now directors and audiences are using it to explore older women - it may not be quite so pretty but my God that won't stop me from investigating it. Hide
[on Broadchurch (2013)] To act with David Tennant is the thing itself. You can't describe it. You ju Show more [on Broadchurch (2013)] To act with David Tennant is the thing itself. You can't describe it. You just experience it. Hide
[on Dexter (2006)] To come in at the very end of a series like that after so may seasons is like bei Show more [on Dexter (2006)] To come in at the very end of a series like that after so may seasons is like being a surprise relation arriving for the holidays. You feel welcome yet strange at the same time. Hide
I like to wait and be invited to dance. I'm an old-fashioned girl. I like to wait and be invited to dance. I'm an old-fashioned girl.
I knew that was a world I couldn't survive in, that Hollywood world. I didn't consciously think abou Show more I knew that was a world I couldn't survive in, that Hollywood world. I didn't consciously think about it, but I think I wanted to be a European. Hide
[on La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung) (1969)] I just kept putting one foot in front of Show more [on La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung) (1969)] I just kept putting one foot in front of the other and doing what I was told. I knew it was very strange, but I didn't mind. Hide
He wanted to seduce all the pretty girls. That's for sure. As long as his wife wasn't there, I think Show more He wanted to seduce all the pretty girls. That's for sure. As long as his wife wasn't there, I think he had a pretty good time with most of them. And that was Sean Connery. Hide
[on her tendency to play villainous roles] I'd rather be thought of like that than to play Mary Popp Show more [on her tendency to play villainous roles] I'd rather be thought of like that than to play Mary Poppins. Hide
Oh, directors want me to be really stern sometimes. They like that quality in a woman. They find it Show more Oh, directors want me to be really stern sometimes. They like that quality in a woman. They find it compelling. Hide
I think you have to earn beauty. You can use it or abuse it however you want when you're young. It's Show more I think you have to earn beauty. You can use it or abuse it however you want when you're young. It's a God-given gift. You have a visiting card - you can go into any room and someone will come and talk to you. But I've always thought from very early on that you have to be careful with that - not being vain or narcissistic. Have fun, but don't be obsessed with it. Hide
[on the kinds of roles she is attracted to] Films that come in quietly and actually do something to Show more [on the kinds of roles she is attracted to] Films that come in quietly and actually do something to you. You could read them and think there's not much story there, but within that 'not much story', a hell of a lot actually goes on. The director wants to find out what goes on in between. Hide
I generally don't make films to entertain people. I choose the parts that challenge me to break thro Show more I generally don't make films to entertain people. I choose the parts that challenge me to break through my own barriers. A need to devour, punish, humiliate, or surrender seems to be a primal part of human nature, and it's certainly a big part of sex. To discover what normal means, you have to surf a tide of weirdness. Hide
When I take on something, I take the whole thing on. It's not even a question of separating, "Oh, am Show more When I take on something, I take the whole thing on. It's not even a question of separating, "Oh, am I going to be naked?" I go with my whole person. Hide
[on Stardust Memories (1980)] I thought I had retired from moviemaking and was just going to be a ho Show more [on Stardust Memories (1980)] I thought I had retired from moviemaking and was just going to be a housewife, then [Woody Allen] sent me that script. Game over. Hide
There's an awful lot of pressure around the idea of a woman growing older and therefore losing that Show more There's an awful lot of pressure around the idea of a woman growing older and therefore losing that potential of being desirable, and that puts women into a situation where they feel almost embarrassed about the fact they don't have the kind of bodies that young women have, or they don't have the kind of sexual attraction that seems to go with a younger stage of their life. What does that mean, the fact that you're older? It means that you're not going to have the same kind of relationships you had when you were younger. I think we have to reinvent from a woman's point of view another way of being. Hide
Charlotte Rampling's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (33)
Charlotte Rampling Charlotte Rampling'S roles
Margaret Krusemark
Margaret Krusemark

Kate Mercer
Kate Mercer

Mrs. Ayres
Mrs. Ayres

Miss Emily
Miss Emily

Gaby
Gaby

Matron
Matron

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