Julie Frances Christie (born 14 April 1941) is a British actress.
Christie's first prominent film roles were in Crooks Anonymous and The Fast Lady (both 1962), and her breakthrough was in 1963's Billy Liar. In 1965, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as "Diana Scott" in Darling. That same year, she starred in Doctor Zhivago, the eighth highest grossing film of all time after adjustment for inflation. In the following years, she starred in Fahrenheit 451(1966), Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), Petulia (1968), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), and Don't Look Now (1973). Her late career includes Academy Award-nominated performances in the independent films Afterglow (1997) and Away from Her (2006).
In the early 1960s, Christie dated actor Terence Stamp. She became engaged to Don Bessant, a lithographer and art teacher, in 1965, before dating actor Warren Beatty (1967–1974). In November 2007, aged 66, Christie quietly married The Guardian journalist Duncan Campbell, her partner since 1979.
She is active in various causes, including animal rights, environmental protection, and the anti-nuclear power movement and is also a Patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, as well as Reprieve.