If given the chance, Charlotte Rampling wouldn’t change any of her career choices.
The English-born actress eschewed the traditional “Hollywood route” to stardom and instead chose stay in Europe to make films and work as a model – eventually leading to her becoming a fixture of the Swinging Sixties scene.
“I wanted to make more art house films, more independent films, films that perhaps were a little bit more difficult to make and certainly wouldn’t necessarily put me on the Oscar trail,” Rampling, 70, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive video.
“But, they’re the films I chose do,” she adds.
For Rampling, the most important thing is to remain true to yourself.
“I’ve done what I’ve done, and I’ve done the best I can,” she says. “Your life is what it is and your life is what you’ve made it. I can’t really think back and say, ‘Oh dear, I wish I had done it different’ because I really don’t want to do that.”