Oh, the fun we would have had with Julie Christie had the Internet been around 50 years ago! First achieving fame in the swinging ’60s, the sexy British actress was an instant mod icon, a muse for fashion designer Christian LaCroix, best friends with Manson victim Sharon Tate and the live-in lover of Warren Beatty, at the absolute height of his Warren Beatty-ness.
Damn, she was so smoking hot she turned down roles in “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Valley of the Dolls,” “Chinatown” and “The Godfather,” among others. That was a long time ago, but she’s kept the fun coming, with her first marriage at age 66, the recent revelation of a secret Indian half-sister, and her fourth Oscar nomination, in 2008 (she won once). And she’s still making headlines now, with yet more back and forth about the realistic sex scene with Donald Sutherland in 1973’s “Don’t Look Now.” (Wanna see for yourself? Look now!)