Rita Tushingham is a famous 60s actress mainly known for her role in a movie in A Taste of Honey, released in 1961, and how to get it released in 1965.

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Full NameRita Tushingham
Date of Birth14 March 1942
Birth PlaceGarston of Liverpool
FatherJohn Tushingham
MotherEnid Tushingham
SpouseTerry Bicknell (1962-1976), Ousama Rawi (1981-1996), Hans-Heinrich Ziemann
Age76 years old
Weight55 kg
Height5 feet 2 inches (1.56 m)
Net Worth$3.5 million

Early life

Rita Tushingham was born on 14 March 1942 somewhere in Garston of Liverpool. Her father was a grocer who used to run three shops. She lived her childhood and grew up in Hunt’s cross-district of the city. She was born as a daughter to Enid and John Tushingham. She also has two siblings, a brother named peter and colin. Her nationality is American and falls on a white ethnic group. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

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Physical description

Rita Tushingham is a 79 years old American woman whose height is 1.56m which is 5 feet 2 inches tall.  She has light blue colored eyes and has grey colored hair. Her body measurement is 33-25-34. She weighs around 55kg.

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Education Qualification

Rita Tushingham enrolled at Heatherlea School in Allerton and then the La Sagesse School in Grassendale, which later became part of St Julie’s Catholic High School. She learned shorthand and typing at a secretarial school.

Rita Tushingham was interested in acting from a young age, due to which she took training at the Shelagh Elliott-Clarke School. After that, she worked as a stage manager at the Liverpool playhouse.


Rita Tushingham debuted in the entertainment industry through the movie A Taste of Honey, released in 1961. The actress claims it was the first interracial kiss on screen. Many people said homosexual relationships and single mothers, and people in mixed-race relationships don’t’ exist.

Although, the concept of the movie was far from its original Time. People still were not taking such relation casually due to which A Taste of Honey was banned in several countries.

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She also played in various movies, such as Girl with Green Eyes, released in 1964. The Leather Boys, released in 1964; the Knack and How to Get it, released in 1965. Doctor Zhivago was released in 1965. In 1966 she played in the movie The Trap, and in 1967, she played in smashing Time.

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During the 60s, she also performed various plays for the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre, such as The Changeling, released in 1961. The Kitchen was released in 1961, A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1962, etc. In 2004 she played in the movie Being Julia starring Annette Bening.

She also played in a television series named The Sittaford Mystery, where she appeared in an episode of Marple in 2006. Her recent work includes the role in The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie, which was in the BBC One.

Awards and recognition

Rita Tushingham is a known name in the entertainment industry. She is an idol for many people. She was able to win several awards. Rita Tushingham was a winner of a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award. She also appeared as a Jury member at the 22nd Berlin International Film Festival in 1972 and the 40th Berlin Internation Film Festival in 1990.

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Whom did Rita Tushingham marry?

Rita Tushingham was married to famous photographer Terry Bicknell in 1962. The couple was living a happy life but couldn’t be together forever. The differences took place, and they got separated in 1976. Rita Tushingham was blessed with two daughters from her ex-husband Terry. The name of their daughter is Dodonna and Aisha.

In 1981 Rita Tushingham again tied her knot to Iraqi Cinematographer Ousama Rawi. The couple lived together happily for eight years after that. However, they got separated and legally divorced in 1996. She then divided her Time between Germany and London with her partner Hans-Heinrich Ziemann. As of now, she lives with her daughters and her grandchildren.

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Net Worth and Social Media

She earned a good amount of money while working in the movie industry. Still, Rita Tushingham’s net worth is estimated to be $3.5 million. So she owns a good fortune. Unfortunately, she doesn’t show her presence on any social sites.


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