Portrait of actress Julie Christie smoking a cigarette, 7th January 1964. (Photo by Albert McCabe/Express/Getty Images)
Julie Frances Christie was born at the Singlijan Tea Estate in Assam, India. Where her father Francis “Frank” St. John Christie ran a tea plantation there. She was a boarder at the independent Convent of Our Lady school in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, after being expelled from another convent school for telling a risqué joke about a puny penis.
Christie’s first major film role in Billy Liar (1963) brought rave reviews for her. David Jenkins in the Daily Telegraph wrote – “she was held as embodying (gorgeously) the free-spirited youthquake that was to come.”
Christie once said: “I think I’m probably so vain it’s quite impossible. But I look back now and I see photos and I think, “Coo! Phwoar!” And I think, wouldn’t it have been nice to have had that knowledge when you were walking into a room?”
Actress Julie Christie at London Airport before leaving for a holiday in Madrid, Spain.
by Michael Ward, selenium-toned bromide print, 22 November 1963
Julie Christie by John d’Green, bromide print, 1967
Actor Dirk Bogarde (r) and actress Julie Christie (l) at Lord’s cricket ground while filming their new film ‘Darling’
Dirk Bogarde arriving with British actress Julie Christie (l) and Italian actress Monica Vitti, for the European premiere of the film ‘Darling’. 16/09/1965
Julie Christie by Paul Schutzer, 1966
Director François Truffaut and Julie Christie on the set of Fahrenheit 451, 1966
Tom Courtenay and Julie Christie from a Billy Liar promotional Lobby Card.
Geraldine Chaplin and Julie Christie on the set of Doctor Zhivago directed by David Lean, 1965
Julie Christie and Warren Beatty in Shampoo directed by Hal Ashby, 1975.
Julie Christie in Petulia directed by Richard Lester, 1968
Julie Christie for Fahrenheit 451 directed by François Truffaut, 1966.
Julie Christie by Terence Donovan, 1962
Julie Christie by Paul Schtzer, 1966
Geraldine Chaplin, director David Lean and Julie Christie on the set of Doctor Zhivago, 1965
Oskar Werner and Julie Christie in Fahrenheit 451 directed by François Truffaut, 1966
Julie Christie in a scene from Darling.
Julie Christie and her date, Don Bessant, arrive at the Academy Awards, Santa Monica, California, April 18, 1966. Christie won Best Actress for her role in the film, ‘Darling,’ directed by John Schlesinger. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
From left to right, actresses Julie Christie, Ursula Andress and Catherine Deneuve attend a Royal Film Performance of ‘Born Free’ at the Odeon, Leicester Square, 14th March 1966. (Photo by George Freston/Getty Images)
Julie Christie at Heathrow in 1965.
John Hurt and Julie Christie speed over the Lake of Geneva in Switzerland where they are making the film “In Search of Gregory”
by Michael Ward, bromide print, 1963
Julie Christie in 1966.
by Michael Seymour, resin print from original negative, 1962
Julie Christie by the Thames, 1963.
10th August 1963: English actress Julie Christie beside the Thames. (Photo by Kaye/Express/Getty Images)
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