Charlotte Rampling is ready to find love again after losing her partner Jean-Noel Tassez
The 71-year-old star sadly lost her long-time partner Jean-Noel Tassez to cancer two years ago, and now it seems she is ready to move on.
"I want somebody to love. For the first time since Jean-Noel died, I'm yearning to build something with someone new,” she told the Daily Telegraph.
"I want all that again. I'm an animal that needs a mate, and I know it's going to happen because I really want it to."
Charlotte's fiance Jean-Noel sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2015
I want all that again. I'm an animal that needs a mate, and I know it's going to happen because I really want it to
Charlotte was engaged to French communications tycoon Jean-Noël for 17 years, but the pair never actually tied the knot.
Before that Charlotte was married to New Zealand actor and publicist Bryan Southcombe, and then to French composer Jean Michel Jarre.
The Oscar-nominated actress, who was famed for her beauty when she shot to stardom in the 1960s, has said that the pressures surrounding appearance are more difficult for women today.
"What these girls go through now is much worse. We weren't constantly thinking about our own image. It was lovely, actually – we were like young colts who were told to just 'go and gallop', and so off we all galloped, even though we didn't know where we were going," she said.
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Charlotte has been married twice and has two sons
"Now these girls just have one goal and that's to have an image: they want celebrity, they want to be on the red carpet, they want to 'be there'. But where?"
Charlotte, who posed naked at the age of 63 beside the Mona Lisa in the Louvre for fashion photographer Juergen Teller, said she wanted to see her face ageing and is not tempted by plastic surgery.
"My face could do with having a few things done to it but I won't touch it," she stated.
"I can still bear to look at myself, and you know what? I'd like to see my face get very old. I'm curious to see where it'll go.
"Although I'd probably look 'prettier' without great heavy lines and with it all tightly pulled back, that's not what I want to look like."