Charlotte Lewis is an English actress born on the 7th of August 1967 in Kensington, London to a physician father who is half-Chilean and half-Iraqi and a mother of Irish-English extraction. For reasons that have not been disclosed, the actress never met her father and was solely raised by her mother. Lewis had her early education at the Bishop Douglass School in Finchley, but there is no further information about her college education.
The star actress is of mixed ethnicity and obviously inherited all the good traits from both sides as she is a sight to behold even at such an advanced age. She ventured into acting as a teenager in 1986 when she appeared in the movie Pirates which served as her debut feature. In the same year, she got a lead role in the movie, The Golden Child alongside big wig Eddie Murphy where she further showcased her talents and got to appear in other movies such as Dial: Help (1988), Tripwire (1989), The Legend of the Emerald Princess (1989), Lipstick Camera (1994), Men of War (1994), The Glass Cage (1986), Every Dog Has Its Day (1999) and lots more.
She soon gained much popularity as an actress and the magazines came calling. With her beauty and talent, this was a success too. She featured on the cover of the July 1993 issue of Playboy magazine causing quite a stir which opened the doors to her Television debut. Charlotte Lewis appeared in series such as Grange Hill, Crime Story, Broken Bridges, Red Shoe Diaries, Renegade, and others. Her last appearance on a television series was on Lost Angelas which was released in 2017. From her many works before she took a hiatus and after she returned as well as from her modeling jobs, she is said to have a net worth of $2 million.
6 Things You Need to Know About Charlotte Lewis
Charlotte Lewis has dated quite a number of famous actors and celebrities and this is not a surprise considering how beautiful she is, however, she has never been one to linger. Among the long list of those she had been involved with at one time or the other are Jim Carrey, William Annesley, Julian Lennon, Mario Sotela, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Charlie Sheen, Warren Beatty, Roman Polanski, Jack Nicholson, Mickey Rourke, Harry Dean Stanton and others. Really long huh?
But as earlier mentioned, Lewis is known for never overstaying her welcome in any relationship with the opposite sex. This has also led to many questions concerning her sexuality as many believe she may be more into women than men. Ironically, she has not taken any time to address the speculations or clarify that she is straight.
In all, Charlotte Lewis is not married yet but she has a son who currently lives in London. Not much is known about him, but we do know that she had him sometime in August 2004.
The Polanski Scandal
A lot of dust was raised in 2010 when Charlotte Lewis and her lawyer accused Roman Polanski of sexually assaulting Lewis when she was 16. The accusation soon became a huge scandal when Polanski came out and openly denied the allegations. On further investigation, an interview given by Lewis in 1999 was unearthed and it was found that the two had actually been in a romantic relationship which apparently began and ended mutually.
The two had met while working together on the comedy film Pirates (1986) and had remained friends after their six months relationship ended because according to Lewis, Polanski did not want her in that way. But the accusation was a big dent on Polanski’s image especially because it was neither the first nor the last of such accusations.
Charlotte Lewis started her acting career with Grange Hill where she featured as Samantha when she was just eleven years old. At the age of 14 while at Bishop Douglas Catholic Secondary School, Charlotte got involved in prostitution which she was lured into by an older friend who was in the business of pawning underage girls to much older men.
The actress said she never knew what she was doing because the older lady who was in charge would often spike her drink. But when she woke up one morning to wads of cash on the bedside table and a very vague memory of what happened, she confronted her so-called friend who told her it was a mistake but still went on doing it. The phase continued until the friend took her to a group of Arabs who promised her a better life if she would come with them to Saudi Arabia. It was at this point that she came back to her senses and confessed her acts to her mother after making a narrow escape from the Arabs.
At the time when Charlotte Lewis got into prostitution, she also got addicted to cocaine, but unlike prostitution which she easily quitted, it was not so easy to quit drugs until the age of 29 when she reached out asking for help from a former alcoholic and Junkie friend. Having a good understanding of what she was going through at the time, the friend Eric was quick to fly her to London and check her into Priory clinic in Roehampton.
In her bid to overcome her addiction on a four-week programme, she lost a ton of weight but was successfully weaned off drugs.
Many knew her for her very brief romantic entanglements, and even though fans expected her to walk the aisle with someone, that never happened. However, she did come close once when she dated film producer Mario Sotela and ended up engaged to him. The Engagement lasted a year but rather than the wedding date many were looking forward to, the two broke up.
There is no doubt that Charlotte Lewis is one very beautiful woman. From all indications and judging by how early she went wayward, she has been classified as an early bloom such that at 14, she was already a head turner. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall and has dark brown hair and eyes. Her waist size is 23 inch, she wears a bra size of 34B, and her hip size is 34 inches.