If you ever think of an amazing star, then think of Charlotte Lewis who was one of the famous star actresses making the rounds during the late ‘80s. She starred in the 1986 movie Pirates, where she played the role of a teenager named Maria-Dolores. She made her television debut when she was eleven years old, appearing as Samantha in the television series titled Grange Hill in 1978.
The amazing actress kept the media abuzz in 2010 following her sexual assault lawsuit against Roman Polanski who is a French-Polish film director as well as a producer and actor. She alleged that the film director had forced himself on her during the audition of the Pirates. At the time, Lewis was just sixteen years old. Guess you want to know more about her? Read on, as we bring you everything you need to know about the amazing actress Charlotte Lewis below.
Who is Charlotte Lewis?
Charlotte Lewis is a brilliant American actress best known for her exceptional acting prowess. She has starred in several movies since the inception of her acting career in 1976. In addition to acting, Lewis is also a model and has been featured on the cover of Playboy Magazine and was also named among the Nine Ladies with Best Bodies for the 1990s by Shape Magazine. Additionally, has co-starred alongside popular actors including Eddie Murphy among others.
Born on August 7, 1967, to an Irish-English mother and a Chilean-Iraqi father in Kensington, London. Lewis Charlotte holds British nationality and belongs to multiracial ethnicity. Since childhood, she never met her father who is a physician; she was raised by a single mother. While she was growing up, Lewis attended Bishop Douglass School, located in Finchley, an area in Northwest of London.
Lewis developed an interest in acting and theatre from a very young age. Prior to her graduation from Douglass; she made her acting debut at the age of eleven, playing the role of Samantha in the television series titled Grange Hill in 1978. She also made her first film appearance playing the role of a teenager in the Roman Polanski movie titled Pirates in 1986; after which she became the lead actress alongside Eddie Murphy in The Golden Child. Charlotte’s brilliant roles in her first film projects made way for her to land bigger roles in the future.
Lewis was a cast in the 1988 movie titled Dial: Help, as well as the series Crime Story. The following year, she appeared in Tripwire and The Legend of the Emerald Princess after which she portrayed Lee Tran opposite James Spader’s character in Storyville in 1992. Later on, she co-starred alongside Dolph Lundgren in the 1994 movie Men of War and in 1995; she was a cast in the television drama, Seinfeld, as well as Decoy.
The amazing actress has also played brilliant roles in other movies including The Glass Cage, Every Dog Has Its Day, Hey DJ, and Lost Angelas. Her other television series includes Broken Badges, Bare Essentials, Sketch Artist, Viper, Renegade, and Highlander: The Raven.
Sexual Assault Lawsuit against Roman Polanski
Lewis is a beautiful and attractive lady. She has won the hearts of many men as well as her fans. However, in 2010, the media went abuzz following her sexual assault allegations against the famous actor and director Roman Polanski. Lewis alleged that Polanski had sexually assaulted her during the auditioning for the 1986 movie titled Pirates. According to Dailymail, Polanski had used a classic casting-couch pressure to persuade the young actress to spend the night with him.
Prior to her allegation, Polanski was involved in several sexual assault cases involving a thirteen-year-old girl named Samantha Gailey who was modelling for him during a Vogue magazine photoshoot, as well as, Renate Langer who claimed he took advantage of her when she was 10. However, before his court sentence in 1978, Polanski fled from the United States. He first got to his home in London before returning to his home country Paris. Later on, he was jailed near Zurich for two months and was further kept under house arrest at his home in Gstaad, before he was set free by the Swiss government in 2010.
Where is She Now?
Charlotte Lewis has been amazing since the inception of her acting career. After the sexual assault case that trended in 2010, she started keeping a low profile. Not much has been heard from her since then. She has a son who was born in 2004 and they are both living in Hampstead, Northwest of London. Additionally, she made a comeback in 2017, featuring Angie Malone in the movie titled Lost Angelas.