CHARLOTTE RAMPLING, a member of the Academy, doesn’t think the exclusively White Oscar nominations of the past two years is racist. Instead, she thinks #OscarsSoWhite is Reverse Racism, and Black actors simply may not have been good enough to make the cut. Not to be outdone, Michael Caine says everyone who isn’t blindingly white should just “be patient.”
Charlotte Rampling photographed by Helmut Newton for Vogue US July 1976
In a July 1976 feature story—shot by Helmut Newton at her St.-Tropez villa just a few years after her star-making turn in The Night Porter—a then-30-year-old Rampling is not only called “the sexiest woman of the seventies,” but she also reveals exactly how she maintains her beauty from the inside out.
“It’s much more respectful to an audience to not direct their gaze, instead inviting them to explore the frame. I don’t think there was ever a moment when we didn’t conceive of the final shot being this way. I’m a big advocate of ‘less is more’ and often approach a location or a performance thinking, ‘OK, how do I protect what we have here, the reason we responded to this space, the existing light whether daylight or artificial? How do I not screw this up by imposing a ‘vision?‘” —Lol Crawley