Clio Goldsmith

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Clio Goldsmith
Clio Goldsmith in Miele di donna.jpg
Clio Goldsmith in 1981.
Born(1957-06-16) 16 June 1957 (age 57)
Paris, France
OccupationActress
Years active1980–1986
Spouse(s)Carlo Alessandro Puri Negri
(m. 1982–1985)
Mark Shand
(m. 1990–2009)
ChildrenAyesha Shand, Talita Puri Negri
ParentsEdward Goldsmith (father)
RelativesCamilla, Duchess of Cornwall (sister-in-law)
 
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Clio Goldsmith
Clio Goldsmith in Miele di donna.jpg
Clio Goldsmith in 1981.
Born(1957-06-16) 16 June 1957 (age 57)
Paris, France
OccupationActress
Years active1980–1986
Spouse(s)Carlo Alessandro Puri Negri
(m. 1982–1985)
Mark Shand
(m. 1990–2009)
ChildrenAyesha Shand, Talita Puri Negri
ParentsEdward Goldsmith (father)
RelativesCamilla, Duchess of Cornwall (sister-in-law)

Clio Goldsmith (Clio Shand since 1990, when she married Mark Shand) (born 16 June 1957)[1] is a French former actress, appearing mostly as a Femme fatale in some films of the early 1980s. She is the daughter of ecologist Edward Goldsmith and Gillian Marion Pretty.

Life and career[edit]

She began acting in the 1980 movie La Cicala of Alberto Lattuada. Alongside Virna Lisi and Anthony Franciosa, she played a fun-loving girl ending up as prostitute. In 1981, she played prostitute Clemence in Mauro Bologninis La Dame aux camélias (after The Lady of the Camellias) together with Isabelle Huppert. In Plein sud, she vows she will take up with the first fool she sees,[2] seducing Patrick Dewaere.

In 1982, the title role in the comedy Le cadeau (The Gift, or Bankers Also Have Souls) earned her some international fame. The Michel Lang movie which was produced by her cousin Gilbert de Goldschmidt featured Pierre Mondy and Claudia Cardinale. Goldsmith plays a beautiful call girl, a gift to a retiring banker from his colleagues.[3][4] After two other roles, and having appeared twice in an Italian adult entertainment magazine Playmen, she retired from acting.

From 1982 to 1985 she was married to Italian entrepreneur Carlo Alessandro Puri Negri (*1952), an heir of the Pirelli family. They have a daughter, Talita. In 1990 she married British author Mark Shand,[5] brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and they had a daughter, Ayesha.[6] Shand confirmed in 2010 that the couple were divorced.[7]

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