Julie Frances Christie (born 14 April 1940 or 1941) is a British actress. A pop icon of the “swinging London” era of the 1960s, she has won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Christie made her screen debut in 1961, and had her breakthrough film role in 1963’s Billy Liar. In 1965, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Diana Scott in Darling. That same year, she starred as Lara Antipova in Doctor Zhivago, the eighth highest grossing film of all time after adjustment for inflation. In the following years, she starred in Fahrenheit 451 (1966), Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), Petulia (1968), The Go-Between (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Don’t Look Now (1973), Shampoo (1975), and Heaven Can Wait (1978).