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Diane Cilento (1933–2011)

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Tom Jones in 1963 and appeared in The Third Secret the following year but she allowed her film career to decline following her marriage to actor Sean Connery, the second of her three husbands, to whom she was married from 1962-1973. They had one son, the ... See full bio »

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The Wicker Man
The Wicker Man Miss Rose
The Agony and the Ecstasy
The Agony and the Ecstasy Contessina de'Medici
Tom Jones
Tom Jones Molly Seagrim
Hombre Jessie


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 1993-1994 Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (TV Series)
Authoritax / Principa / principa
- We Live on the Best One (1994) ... Authoritax / Principa
- Trial by Lava (1994) ... Authoritax / Principa
- We're Them Now (1994) ... Authoritax / principa
- The Jackson Mutiny (1994) ... Authoritax / Principa
- Homesickness (1994) ... Authoritax / principa
 1983 For the Term of His Natural Life (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Elinor Devine
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Lady Elinor Devine
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Lady Elinor Devine
 1982 Duet for Four
Margot Mason
 1980 Big Toys (TV Movie)
 1978 Tycoon (TV Series)
Diana Clark
- End to a Beginning (1978) ... Diana Clark
- Hunter's Moon (1978) ... Diana Clark
- Clark's Last Coup (1978) ... Diana Clark
- Sleeping on Grass (1978) ... Diana Clark
- Return to Go (1978) ... Diana Clark
 1975 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Elizabeth Damerel
- Elizabeth (1975) ... Elizabeth Damerel
 1975 The Tiger Lily (Short)
Charlotte Brain
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
- Spell of Evil (1973) ... Clara
 1972 Z.P.G.
Edna Borden
 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Kate Sinclair
- A Death in the Family (1972) ... Kate Sinclair
 1968 Negatives
 1968 Late Night Horror (TV Series)
Lady Sannox
- The Kiss of Blood (1968) ... Lady Sannox
 1967 Dial M for Murder (TV Movie)
Margo Wendice
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- Another Moon Called Earth (1967) ... Penelope
 1967 Hombre
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
- La Belle France (1966)
 1965 Blackmail (TV Series)
Euphrasia Jones
- Cut Yourself a Slice of Throat (1965) ... Euphrasia Jones
 1965 The Agony and the Ecstasy
Contessina de'Medici
 1965 Once Upon a Tractor (Short)
 1964 The Third Secret
Anne Tanner
 1959-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Esmerelda / Camila
- Camino Real (1964) ... Esmerelda
- The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1959) ... Camila
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
- Lysistrata (1964) ... Lysistrata
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
- Festival of Pawns (1963) ... Lina
 1962 I Thank a Fool
Liane Dane
 1957-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Jeannette / Anna Christopherson
- Jeannette (1961) ... Jeannette
 1961 The Naked Edge
Mrs. Heath
 1961 Vanity Fair (TV Series)
Becky Sharp
- Part 1 (1961) ... Becky Sharp
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Sadie Thompson
- Rain (1960) ... Sadie Thompson
 1960 Stop Me Before I Kill!
Denise Colby
 1959 Jet Storm
Angelica Como
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
- The Concert (1959) ... Anne
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
Nina Evans / Nina Leeds
- Strange Interlude: Part 2 (1958) ... Nina Evans
- Strange Interlude: Part 1 (1958) ... Nina Leeds
 1957 The Truth About Women
Ambrosine Viney
 1957 A Novel Affair
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1956 The Taming of the Shrew (TV Movie)
 1955 The Woman for Joe
 1955 Passage Home
Ruth Elton
 1954 Passing Stranger
 1953 Meet Mr. Lucifer
Woman in street (uncredited)
 1952 All Hallowe'en (Short)
 1952 Moulin Rouge
Midinette (uncredited)
 1952 Dead on Course
 1951 A Tomb with a View (TV Movie)
Amy Heron
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She acted in Clifford Odets' play, "The Big Knife", at the Westminster Theatre in London, England with John Harrison, Sam Wanamaker, Renée Asherson, Frederick Valk, George Coulouris, Heather Stannard and Joseph O'Conor in the cast. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 23 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Her film career got started after critical acclaim for her performances with the Mercury Theatre in London and with the Library Theatre in Manchester. See more »

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