Charlotte Lewis

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Charlotte Lewis
Born (1967-08-07) 7 August 1967 (age 50)
Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978–present

Charlotte Lewis (born 7 August 1967) is an English actress.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lewis attended Bishop Douglass School in Finchley. Her mother is of Irish-English extraction, while her father—a physician whom she never met—is half-Chilean and half-Iraqi.[2]

Career[edit]

Lewis made her film debut as a teenager in the 1986 Roman Polanski film Pirates. She followed it that same year with the female lead in The Golden Child alongside Eddie Murphy.[3] Later appearances include the film Tripwire (1990) and Storyville (1992, opposite James Spader). She had a co-starring role in Men of War (1995, alongside Dolph Lundgren) and in the 1995 film Decoy. Lewis appeared in the 2003 film Hey DJ.[4]

Lewis also appeared in a cover-featured pictorial in the July 1993 issue of Playboy magazine.[5]

Accusations against Polanski[edit]

On 14 May 2010, Lewis and her Los Angeles-based attorney Gloria Allred accused Polanski of sexually assaulting the actress when she was 16 years old,[6][7] before the two worked together on Pirates.[8][9] Prosecutors in Los Angeles confirmed that they interviewed Lewis in connection with the allegations.[10] According to Lewis, the alleged incident occurred at Polanski's apartment in Paris. Previously, in a 1999 interview, Lewis stated that she had been his girlfriend for six months after the shooting of Pirates, and that she had been sexually active from age 14 on.[11][12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Pirates María-Dolores de la Jenya de la Calde
1986 Golden Child, TheThe Golden Child Kee Nang
1988 Dial: Help Jenny Cooper
1989 Tripwire Trudy
1989 Legend of the Emerald Princess, TheThe Legend of the Emerald Princess Emerald Princess Short
1990 Stranger in the House
1991 Healing Hurts
1992 Storyville Lee Tran
1993 Excessive Force Anna Gilmour
1994 Lipstick Camera Roberta Dailey
1994 Men of War Loki
1995 Embrace of the Vampire Sarah
1995 Decoy Katya
1996 Glass Cage, TheThe Glass Cage Jacqueline
1996 Navajo Blues Elizabeth Wyako
1997 Mutual Needs Louise Collier
1999 Every Dog Has Its Day Jill
2003 Henry X Mrs. Morgan
2003 Hey DJ Tai
2017 Lost Angelas Angie Malone Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Grange Hill Samantha TV series
1988 Crime Story Mai Lan "Femme Fatale"
1990–91 Broken Bridges Priscilla Mather Recurring role
1991 Bare Essentials Tarita TV film
1992 Sketch Artist Leese TV film
1993 Red Shoe Diaries Claire "Midnight Bells"
1995 Seinfeld Nina "The Switch"
1996 Viper Evangeline Raines "White Fire"
1996 Renegade Kate "The Pipeline"
1999 Highlander: The Raven Jade "The Frame"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charlotte Lewis". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Roman Polanski's New Protégée, Charlotte Lewis, Star of Pirates and All of 18". People Magazine Vol. 26 No. 4. 28 July 1986. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Angeli, Michael. "Brit Force". Playboy. 40 (7) pp. 132–140. July 1993. ISSN 0032-1478.
  4. ^ "Hey DJ". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Playboy cover, July 1993
  6. ^ Alpert, Lukas I. (15 May 2010). New York Post http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/new_roman_sex_shock_N2bzCISuORP3Z2qZp5HIjN. Retrieved 14 April 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "UK News & Business Directory". Printwords.co.uk. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Lee, Ken (14 May 2010). "ACTUAL ARTICLE TITLE BELONGS HERE!". People. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Popeater". Popeater. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "ACTUAL ARTICLE TITLE BELONGS HERE!". HuffPost. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "News of the World". Laregledujeu.org. 8 August 1999. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  12. ^ The Daily Beast. 17 May 2010 http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-05-17/is-polanskis-new-accuser-lying/?cid=tag:all1. Retrieved 14 April 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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