Monday, March 28, 2016

Actress Clio Goldsmith

Clio Goldsmith is a retired actress from the French branch of the European Goldsmith banking and financial dynasty.  But while her relatives and forebears have involved themselves in finance, politics, and scholarly pursuits (her father, Edward Goldsmith, was a prominent environmentalist and philosopher), she pursued a career in the movies.

She often played the femme fatale in movies like Honey, Miss Right, and her best-known film, The Gift, from 1982, in which she plays the title role - a high-priced prostitute hired as a present for a bank employee on the occasion of his retirement.

It's a French-Italian movie.  Don't tell me you're not surprised by that! :-D   

After only a few years - 1980 to 1986 - Ms. Goldsmith retired form the movies.  She was married to the late Mark Shand, a British travel writer, for nineteen years beginning in 1990, before they divorced.  

Fun fact:  Mark Shand was the brother of Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.  So, for nineteen years, Clio Goldsmith was an in-law of Prince Charles. 

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