Diane Cilento Overview:

Actress, Diane Cilento, was born on Oct 5, 1933 in Brisbane, Australia. Cilento died at the age of 78 on Oct 6, 2011 in Cairns and was laid to rest in unknown Cemetery.



Although Cilento was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1963Best Supporting ActressTom Jones (1963)MollyNominated

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Diane Cilento Quotes:

Billy Lee Blake: [Notices Jessie standing by Braden's body after Russell kills him] Uh, Jessie; you want something to cover Braden up?
Jessie: [Shaking her head ruefully] No, just let him lie there.

John Russell: The dead are dead. You ought to bury them.
Jessie: I'm sure that's good advice. Trouble is, Mr. Russell, I think you feel the same way about the living.

Connie: [Screaming] Ahhhhhhh!
Harry Stonehouse: [Annoyed] Now what?
Connie: A spider!
David Prade: Oh, it's quite harmless... unless you're a male spider. This is a female.
Connie: You sure have good eyesight!
David Prade: No, the male is always small, and, in case you're interested, he gets eaten by the female after he has performed his necessary function.
Baroness de la Vailion: [In French] Ooo lala!
David Prade: Ah, you know, women tend to do the same thing.
Baroness de la Vailion: I must say I have never tried it.
David Prade: [laughs] I mean mentally and psychologically.
Denise Colby: You've obviously talked to a lot of spiders.
David Prade: No, but I've talked to men, and, like spiders, many of them enjoy being eaten psychologically.
Harry Stonehouse: [Alan seems to react negatively to this last remark] You can take me off the list.
David Prade: Oh, some fight against it. It's a mechanism of this sort, a bid to stave off being eaten by women which operates in certain individuals.
[Alan again appears to take Prade's remark personally]
Denise Colby: Is that why you're a bachelor?
[Everybody laughs]

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Diane Cilento Facts
Manages and owns an open-air theater named 'Karnak Playhouse', located in the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman, Queensland. Hence why she has done very little screen work since the 1980s.

Has a daughter, Giovanna Margaret Volpe (born December 10, 1957) with her ex-husband, Andrea Volpe.

She was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for her distinguished service to the arts especially theatre.

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