Julie Christie

Internationally renowned film actress Julie Christie was born of British parents on a tea plantation in Assam, India. Educated in England and France, she took up acting in the 1960s, winning the Best Actress Oscar in 1966 for her performance in Darling and an additional Best Actress nomination for the acclaimed Robert Altman film McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), described by movie critic Roger Ebert as a “perfect film.” She has appeared in many other now classic films such as Dr. Zhivago and can currently be seen in The Company you Keep with Robert Redford. She remains a life-long political activist and supporter of global conservation, and a frequent visitor to the Behler Chelonian Center.