Charlotte Rampling

Inside Biography

The European Film Award winner Charlotte Rampling is a versatile British actress who is widely recognized for her work in European arthouse films in three languages: English, French, and Italian. With more than 100 acting credits to her name, Rampling's first major role came in 2013 when she played a recurring television role in DexterBesides, Rampling has also done several commercials working with Cadbury, Vogue, Interview, and Elle Magazines.  She has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. 

Early Life And Education Of Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling was born Tessa Charlotte Rampling on February 5, 1946, in Sturmer, England. She is the daughter of Isabel Anne, a painter, and Godfrey Lionel Rampling, an Olympic gold medalist, and a former British army officer. She is a British as per nationality and is Caucasian by ethnicity.  

Rampling’s father pa s sed away at the age of 100, on June 20, 2009. She had a sister named Sarah who tragically took her own life at the age of 23, shooting herself with a shotgun in Argentina, after giving birth prematurely in 1966. She had a close relationship with her sister. They both used to perform together in a cabaret act during their early teenage days.  

Rampling spent most of her early childhood days growing up in different places like Gibraltar, France, and Spain. Rampling attended Jeanne d'Arc Académie Pour Jeunes Filles at Versailles, France when she was living with her family in France.

After returning to the United Kingdom in 1964, Rampling graduated from the St. Hilda's School in Bushey, England. 

Charlotte Rampling's Professional Career


Following her graduation, Charlotte Rampling started her career working as a model featuring in a Cadbury advertisement. She made her screen debut playing the role of a water skier in a 1965 British comedy film The Knack …and How to Get It.   

After a couple of years, Rampling appeared opposite Yul Brynner in the adventure film The Long Duel. In 1971, Rampling featured in the action road movie Vanishing Point. She rose to prominence after landing the role of concentration camp survivor Dirk Bogarde, in Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter in 1974.              

CAPTION: Charlotte Rampling is a British actress. SOURCE: Movie Player

Rampling featured in Yuppi du, La Chair de l'orchidée, Farewell, My Lovely, Beyond Good and Evil, He Died with His Eyes Open, Hammers Over the Anvil, Asphalt Tango, and The Cherry Orchard for the next few years. She was a part of the jury at the 5th Venice International Film Festival in 1997. In 2006, she became the jury president at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival.

She also played the role of Sarah Morton in the movie Swimming Pool. Her character name was given to her in order to pay tribute to her deceased sister. She received a European Film Award in 2003 for Best Actress for her role in Swimming Pool. She also did commercials for several well-known magazines, including Vogue, Interview, and Elle Magazines and CRUSHfanzine.

Rampling gained immense popularity after starring opposite Tom Courtenay in a 2015 romantic drama film 45 Years. For her role as Kate Mercer in the movie, she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress whereas Tom Courtenay won the Silver Bear for Best Actor. The role also earned her several prestigious awards including the European Film Award for Best Actress and Academy Award for Best Actress. She recently appeared in the movies Assa s sin’s Creed, The Sense of an Ending, Submergence, and Red Sparrow.

Rampling’s upcoming projects are The Little Stranger, Sanditon, and Valley of the Gods.

Some of her successful movies are:

Year  Film  Role  Cast Members 
1966 Georgy Girl Meredith James Mason
Alan Bates
Lynn Redgrave
1982 The Verdict  Laura Fischer Paul Newman
Jack Warden
James Mason
Milo O'Shea
2007 Swimming Pool Sarah Morton Ludivine Sagnier
Charles Dance
2018 Red Sparrow - Jennifer Lawrence
Joel Edgerton
Matthias Schoenaerts
Jeremy Irons


In 1967, Charlotte Rampling debuted in TV playing the character Hana Wilde in an espionage British television series The Avengers. In 2012, Rampling was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in the miniseries Restless.

Rampling’s other television work includes Samson le Magnifique, Great Expectations, Dexter, Broadchurch, and London Spy. In 2015, she released her autobiography writing in French under the title Qui Je Suis, or Who I Am.

Rampling has been a part of several TV series some of them are listed below:

Year  Series  Role  IMDb Rate  Starring 
1976 Sherlock Holmes in New York  Irene Adler 5.8 Roger Moore
Patrick Macnee
2012 Restless  Sally Gilmartin  7.2 Hayley Atwell
Rufus Sewell
Michelle Dockery
Michael Gambon
2013 Dexter  Dr. Evelyn Vogel 8.7 Michael C. Hall
Julie Benz
Jennifer Carpenter
Erik King
Lauren Velez
2015 Broadchurch Jocelyn Knight 8.4 David Tennant
Olivia Colman

Charlotte Rampling Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Charlotte Rampling’s estimated net worth as of March 2018 is around $15 million. She also worked as a model for several magazines and companies, including Cadbury, Vogue, and Interview, as well.

As a model, Charlotte received an annual salary of more than $65801.28. She has a house in Paris and another in Chelsea. 

CAPTION: Charlotte Rampling in her Paris home. SOURCE:

Rampling owned mini cooper s 1967 that was worth around $ 44315.43. She also published a book with Christophe Bataille titled Who I Am and it's priced $11.52 paperback and $7.66 in Kindle. 

Rampling's all time hit movies are: 

Year  Movie  Budget  Box Office  IMDb Rating
1966 Georgy Girl $400,000 $16,873,162 6.9
1982 The Verdict  $16 million  $53,977,250 7.8
2007 Swimming Pool  $7.8 million  $22,441,323
2018  Red Sparrow  $69 million  $82.9 million 6.7

Charlotte Rampling's Personal Life

Charlotte Rampling has been married twice. She was first married to New Zealand actor and publicist Bryan Southcombe, in 1972. In September 1972, they welcomed their first child, a son, Barnaby who went on to became a television director.

CAPTION: Charlotte Rampling and her ex-husband Bryan Southcombe along with their son.  SOURCE: Pinterest

It was reported that the couple was in a ménage à trois with a male model, Randall Laurence. But later Rampling spoke to the syndicated columnist Earl Wilson about their rumor saying:

"There are so many misunderstandings in life. I once caused a scandal by saying I lived with two men [...] I didn't mean it in a sexual sense [...] We were just like any people sharing a flat."

Rampling and her former husband Southcombe divorced in 1976 without sharing any proper reason behind their separation. She then got married French composer Jean-Michel Jarre, in 1978. But their son, a musician and a singer David Jarre was born in 1977. It seems the two started dating before they tied the knots in 1978. Rampling also raised her stepdaughter, a fashion designer Émilie Jarre.

The relationship between them didn’t last long and was eventually dissolved in 1997 when tabloid newspaper posted about Jarre’s affairs with other women. Upon learning about the incident Rampling had a nervous breakdown and they finalized their divorce in 1998.

Following their divorce, Rampling briefly involved in a relationship with a French journalist and businessman Jean-Noel Ta s sez, in 1998. The couple was in a relationship until his death in 2015. 

by ab-sagar, 14 Mar, 2018

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