Julie Christie became famous after starring in “Darling” and “Doctor Zhivago.” She was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. But then, she decided to leave it all behind and settle down in an unexpected place.
Why did Julie Christie leave Hollywood when she was doing so well? And what is she up to now? Here’s everything you need to know!
Being a celebrity is tough. Sure, there’s fame, money, and glamour, but it also means always being available to fans. Celebrities can’t even do simple things like buying groceries without getting recognized and asked for autographs.
For many celebrities, the dream is to be able to live a normal life, away from the spotlight. That’s exactly what Julie Christie wanted.
Julie Christie was born in India in 1941. Her dad owned a tea plantation, and her mom was a painter. She didn’t have an easy time in school and got kicked out of a few.
Julie didn’t think much of her looks when she was young. She even got called ugly by a nun once. But despite that, she always wanted to be an actress. She made her stage debut when she was just 16 and later started acting in movies and TV shows.
Julie got her big break in 1963 with the movie “Billy Liar.” Then, she became a huge star after playing Diana Scott in “Darling” in 1965 and Lara in “Doctor Zhivago” the same year.
Even though she was becoming famous, Julie didn’t like the idea of being a celebrity. She turned down some big roles to focus on her acting career instead. She dated actor Warren Beatty for a while, but they broke up in 1974. Despite that, they stayed friends.
In 1977, Julie had enough of Hollywood. She moved back to England and lived on a farm in Wales. She got married to a journalist named Duncan Campbell and focused on smaller movie roles.
In 2006, Julie got an Oscar nomination for her role in “Away From Her.” Even though she’s still a big star, Julie doesn’t care much about fame. She’s more interested in living a quiet life and supporting causes she believes in.
Now 82, Julie Christie has no regrets about leaving Hollywood. She’s happy living her life away from the spotlight, even though she’ll always be remembered as a Hollywood icon.