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AustralianBorn Diane CILENTO

Australian actress and author

Born on October 05, 1932 in Mooloolaba, Queensland , Australia

Died on October 06, 2011 in Cairns, Queensland , Australia

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She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1963 film Tom Jones.

Cilento was born in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Her parents, Sir Raphael Cilento and Phyllis Cilento (née Phyllis Dorothy McGlew), were both distinguished medical practitioners in Queensland. Her paternal great-grandfather was Italian. Her maternal grandfather was merchant and exporter Charles Thomas McGlew.


At an early age she decided to follow a career as an actress and, after being expelled from school in Australia, was schooled in New York while living with her father. She later won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and moved to Britain in the early 1950s.

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