Diane Cilento

Australian Actress
Born Oct 5, 1933

Diane Cilento was an Australian theatre and film actress and author.

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1933 Birth Born on October 5, 1933.


1956 22 Years Old She soon secured roles in British films and worked steadily until the end of the decade. In 1956 she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for Helen of Troy in Jean Giraudoux's Tiger at the Gates.
1963 29 Years Old 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; however 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 to 1973. … Read More


1965 31 Years Old She starred with Charlton Heston in the 1965 film The Agony and the Ecstasy, and with Paul Newman in the 1967 western film Hombre.


1985 51 Years Old In 1985 Cilento married Anthony Shaffer, a playwright, who wrote the script of The Wicker Man; she met him when she appeared in the film in 1973 and he joined her when she returned to Queensland in 1975. … Read More


2001 67 Years Old In 2001 she was awarded the Centenary Medal for "distinguished service to the arts, especially theatre". … Read More
2006 72 Years Old In her 2006 autobiography My Nine Lives and elsewhere, Cilento said that Sean Connery physically abused her.
2011 78 Years Old Diane Cilento died of cancer at Cairns Base Hospital on 6 October 2011, the day after her 78th birthday. … Read More
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