A Pop Icon Of The Swinging London Era Of The 1960s Julie Christie

Julie Christie
Julie Christie
Julie Christie
Julie Christie
Julie Christie
Julie Christie
Julie Christie
Julie Christie
Julie Christie


In 1965, she became known to international audiences as the model “Diana Scott” in the film Darling. A pop icon of the “swinging London” era of the 1960s, she has won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is the eldest of two children of Rosemary (née Ramsden) and Frank St. John Christie. She later studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama before getting her big break in 1961 in a science fiction series on BBC television, A for Andromeda. Christie’s first major film role was in The Fast Lady, a 1962 romantic comedy. She first gained notice as Liz, the friend and would-be lover of the eponymous Billy Liar (1963) played by Tom Courtenay. Christie appeared as Lara Antipova in David Lean’s adaptation of Boris Pasternak’s novel Doctor Zhivago (1965), and as Daisy Battles in Young Cassidy, a biopic of Irish playwright Seán O’Casey, co-directed by Jack Cardiff and (uncredited) John Ford.