Diane Cilento, photographed in 1954
|Born||5 October 1933
Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
|Died||6 October 2011
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
(m. 1956–1960; divorced)
(m. 1962–1973; divorced)
(m. 1985–2001; his death)
Early life[change | edit source]
She was born on 5 October 1933 in Mooloolaba, Queensland. Her parents were medical practitioners Sir Raphael Cilento and Phyllis, Lady Cilento. At an early age, she decided to be an actress. She graduated from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London and moved to England in the early 1950s. Cliento began to have roles in British movies. She went on to win international acclaim as an actress during the 1950s and 1960s.
Personal life[change | edit source]
She was married three times and had two children. She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Tom Jones. In 2001, she was awarded the Centenary Medal, for "distinguished service to the arts, especially theatre".
Death[change | edit source]
References[change | edit source]
- Peter Keepnews (2011-10-08). "Diane Cilento, Oscar-Nominated Actress, Dies at 78". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/movies/diane-cilento-oscar-nominated-actress-dies-at-78.html?ref=deathsobituaries.
- It's an Honour
- Bergan, Ronald (2011-10-07). "Diane Cilento obituary". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/oct/07/diane-cilento-obituary. Retrieved 2011-12-26.