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Diane Cilento

Diane Cilento

Diane Cilento (born October 5, 1933 in Rabaul Papua New Guinea) is a theater and film actress.

Born to Raphael and Phyllis Cilento, both highly respected medical practitioners, Cilento and her family settled in Brisbane, Australia. She decided at a young age to follow a career as an actress and moved to the United Kingdom in the early 1950s. She quickly secured work in British films and steadily worked until the end of the decade without making a major impression with film audiences.

She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Tom Jones (1963), but allowed her film career to decline following her marriage to actor Sean Connery. Connery was the second of Cilento's three husbands, and they were married from 1962 until their divorce in 1973. They are the parents of the actor Jason Connery.

Cilento continued working as an actress both in films and television, and in the 1980s settled near Cairns Australia, where she built her own outdoor theater, named Karnak, in the rainforest. The venture allows her to participate in experimental theater.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Diane Cilento Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayOctober 5, 1933 (84)
SignLibra
BirthplaceRabaul, Papua New Guinea
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Diane Cilento compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Not available.