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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sixties Style: Julie Christie



Julie Christie became an international sensation in 1966 after winning the Best Actress Academy Award for the box-office hit, Darling.

In the film, the British actress portrays the frustratingly daft yet adorable Diana Scott, a model who sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.



While the film would easily be considered PG-13 by today's standards, the plot was shocking more than 40 years ago.

But it introduced the world to a woman who would one day be considered one of the greatest gifts to cinema.

(Here is a clip of her after the Academy Awards ceremony in 1966.)



Unlike her character, Diana Scott, however, Julie made her way to the top of Hollywood the old-fashioned way: hard work and undeniable talent.



When Darling was released in theaters, the 24-year-old became a household name. People soon became obsessed with her glamorous style and personal life.



Julie made tabloid headlines in the sixties by dating a string of successful, handsome men, including notorious womanizer Warren Beatty. And who could blame her? She was young, gorgeous, and famous. She could have any man she wanted!



Here are my favorite photos of Julie:











So...what do you think?

48 comments:

Zabrinah said...

Wow. What a fabulous post. I loved reading this one.

Sixties style sure was gorgeous. Elegant. Classy.

I really wish more actresses today would be like Julie Christie.

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

a bit coquettish said...

Thanks for stopping by love!

She's so iconic. I love her.

bises,
Kimberly

LyddieGal said...

Love her style, and she looks fabulous in that last photo.

Chic on the Cheap

Gayle said...

Yup, she's extremely gorgeous. She had so much going for her, and so young, too! Nowadays, Hollywood is really congested with a lot of fabulous women :)


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Audrey Allure said...

Great post, I haven't heard of her before. She had great style, and now I must check out Darling!

minnja said...

So lovely, love the 60s :)))

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MarchMusings said...

Thanks for that. Great style even by todays standards

ching said...

she's so beautiful and her yellow coat on the last picture is iconic!

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Josie said...

Oooh, she's gorgeous! And what flair!
xo Josie
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Sherin said...

She is gorgeous. Sixties style is seriously the best style ever. I love tat picture of her with the tea cup!

Lis-x- said...

Beautiful.She has great style!

Off The Wardrobe

Leia said...

She is brilliant!!

Leia

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome post, darling!
Love her look!

xoxox,
CC

ash said...

Love her. so beautiful,
thx for sharing :)

Lara Woodbine said...

I love the last picture!
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Keith said...

I love Julie. She's so beautiful and stylish. She's definitely an icon. Have a great week.

Prutha said...

the last image is the bomb...shes great..and who doesnt love the 60's

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chaos kontrolowany said...

Awesome pics!

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Chas said...

She is gorgeous! I love the last photo!

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Beth Dunn said...

She is stunning!
xoxo
SC

Ebony said...

She does have a great look. I'd wear that white ruffled jacket now.

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Oddly enough, I have never heard of her before now. She is adorbs!! :)

Tights Lover said...

She is absolutely gorgeous! I love the photos you found of her. This was a really interesting read as I didn't know much about Julie Christie before reading this post. I loved it!

Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog today...I took a stab at what my biography would be titled!

gleenn said...

There is something classy in the sixty styles. I love the last outfit the most. The yellow trench with the yellow shoes.

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Camila F. said...

She was really stunning!

Missy M said...

she's stunning!

Missy
Blending Style, Beauty and Fashion
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drollgirl said...

i really had no idea about her past! she was and is lovely, and she is such a great actress. LOVE the style from the past. just fab!

VenusInVirgo said...

Great post! I love JC but to me Dr. Chivago will always be the role on how I like to remember her. XOXO
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Vintage Vixen said...

I ADORE Julie Christie! A fine actress and absolutely beautiful to this day.
Some of those Sixties films were so racy and don't get me started on the literature. Have you ever read any of the British "kitchen-sink" genre? A Taste of Honey or Up The Junction? Highy recommended (and a favourite of our boy, Morrissey, too).
Great post. I'm loving your 1960's series and I'd love to see you dressed up in the fashion, too. xxx

Savvy Gal said...

she looked adorable.

My name is ChloƩ said...

Those pics are fabulous, love it.

x

Taj Acosta said...

Love all this pics! Very inspiring! hugs

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

how pretty! love the throwback photos.

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Jade "Purple" Brown said...

she looks stunning in the 8th photo!

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Elle Sees said...

one of my style icons for sure

thisgirlbeck said...

i wish i looked like them... i actually prefer that look to the nowadays celebrities. Love ur blog.. thanks for stopping by mine! do come again..

-becky
http://fabulous-junk.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Julie Christie was PERFECTION. Such a style inspiration <3

xx
MILK TEETHS

.:JoaNNa:. said...

i dont really know her but i think she's beautiful! ;)

jamie-lee said...

She's beautiful and had such grace and style x

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LAYNE said...

wow. these pics are amazing. Love the 60's style.

Hope all is well :)

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Mouthwash said...

i think this woman is fabulous! I loved this post! :)

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Abi said...

Gorgeous! The 60s is one of my favourite periods for inspiration. So classic!

Damsels said...

ive never heard of her ..but she does seem dreamily fabulous

Julie (ROJ) said...

I know her from Dr Zhavargo or something like that

S said...

She is gorgeous! This sounds like a film I have to watch.

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

erin :) said...

Lovely photos and post! Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed reading! It's good to know people still appreciate the classics!

Lovely blog!
Erin :)