British actress and pop icon of the 1960s, Julie Christie has attributed her youthful looks to her vegetarian diet.
Christie is a successful actress, as can be seen by the awards she has won, which include the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. She made her screen debut in the science-fiction television serial A for Andromeda in 1961. Her first film role was as the wife of Leslie Phillips' in the comedy Crooks Anonymous (1962), which was followed up by her role in another comedy, The Fast Lady (1962). She made her breakthrough to super-stardom in Schlesinger's seminal Swinging Sixties film Darling (1965), in which she played the role of model "Diana Scott". For this performance, Christie won the Best Actress Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the British Film Academy. Her next role was "Lara" in Doctor Zhivago (1965), one of the all-time box-office champs.
She is also active in various causes, including animal rights, environmental protection, and the anti-nuclear power movement.
She narrated The Animals Film over 25 years ago, which revealed on film for the first time all the different ways in which humans abuse animals.