Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1966
Plays Two Characters That Are Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Daisy Battles in Young Cassidy 1965
Constance Miller in McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971
Oscar Nominated For Playing A Madam
Both Characters Are Prostitutes
Young Cassidy depicts the early life of playwright Sean O’Casey. Julie Christie plays Daisy Battles, a prostitute who is clings onto Sean. Unfortunately for her character, she represents the life Sean O’Casey is trying to escape. As such Julie Christie doesn’t have much to do in this film.
Watch a clip from the film “Young Cassidy”
Much more substantial role was that of Constance Miller in McCabe & Mrs. Miller. Her character arrives in a town looking for work. Noticing a brothel in operation, she approaches the owner, the McCabe in the title, with a proposition. That she could run the business better and profitable than he can. McCabe takes her up on her offer and soon business is booming.
Watch a clip from the film “McCabe & Mrs. Miller”
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