Charlotte Rampling's fashion and beauty evolution

Having started acting in her teens, Charlotte Rampling’s career has spanned more than seven decades. During that time, she’s adapted her looks to suit current trends but has always stayed true to her personal style.

Here, we look back at her fashion and beauty evolution.

Swinging ’60s model

Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling.

Born in Essex in 1946, Ms Rampling began her career as a model when she was spotted by a casting agent while working as a secretary.

The brunette beauty soon landed her first major film role with Georgy Girl in 1966. Starring alongside Lynn Redgrave and Alan Bates, Ms Rampling had a classic ’60s bouffant hairdo in the film.

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1970s and 1980s movie star

Charlotte Rampling and her husband electronic rock musician Jean-Michel Jarre.

Ms Rampling’s silver screen career really took off in the ’70s and ’80s with films like The Night Porter and Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories.

Leaving behind the shift dresses, she began to show a penchant for androgynous tailored trousers and mannish blazers.

The then 40-something cut her long locks into a shaggy ’80s style ‘do, reminiscent of Princess Diana’s much-copied style.

1990s and 2000s

Charlotte Rampling arrives at the premiere of the Director’s Cut of Apocalypse Now at the 54th Cannes Film Festival in France.

After taking a break from her career, which she later revealed was due to mental health issues, Ms Rampling returned to the spotlight in the late ’90s with a series of critically acclaimed roles in films such as Under the Sand and Swimming Pool.

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Ludivine Sagnier, Charlotte Rampling and Director Francois Ozon arrive at the premiere of their film the Swimming Pool at the Cannes Film Festival.

On the red carpet, the actor was almost always seen in black, whether in floor-sweeping coat dresses or chic two-piece suits, with soft waves in her shoulder-length locks.

Awards and acclaim

Charlotte Rampling OBE arriving for the premiere of I, Anna, a thriller told from the point of view of a femme fatale, who falls for the detective in charge of a murder case.

Showing no signs of slowing down in her sixties, Ms Rampling returned to modelling in 2014 when she was named brand ambassador for Nars Cosmetics, with founder Francois Nars describing her as “a natural beauty that feels strong, yet relatable”.

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She looked incredible in ads for the make-up brand, wearing a black tuxedo with sultry black eyeliner and a tousled cropped haircut.

Charlotte Rampling arriving at the 88th Academy Awards.

The following year, Ms Rampling starred opposite Tom Courtenay in the film 45 Years and garnered a slew of award nominations including best actress at the Academy Awards (Brie Larson was the eventual winner).

Eschewing her usual all-black attire, she appeared on the Oscars red carpet in a beautiful blue and white Armani Prive gown. Looking stunning aged 70, the veteran star gave some of the young starlets a run for their money that year – in both the acting and style stakes.

Are you a fan of Charlotte Rampling? Have you watched many of her films? What do you think of her style?

– With PA

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