Claudia Cardinale young
April 15, 1938
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
37-23-37 in | 94-58-94 cm
59 kg | 130 pounds
7.5 US | 38 EU
Claudia Cardinale was born in La Goulette, Tunisia, on April 15, 1938, is an Italian Tunisian actress. Young Claudia Cardinale began her career in beauty contest, she won a "Most Beautiful Italian Girl in Tunisia" (1957), at the age of 17.
She made her big screen debut in French-Tunisian drama film Goha (1958) in role as Amina, opposite Omar Sharif.
Her breakthrough performance came as Carmelina in Italian comedy film Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958) with Marcello Mastroianni. She got her American movie debut in comedy The Pink Panther (1963) in role as The Princess, opposite Peter Sellers and David Niven.
She landed her Holywood debut in drama film Circus World (1964) in role as Toni Alfredo, opposite John Wayne and Rita Hayworth.
She made her stage debut in a play "La Venexiana" in Paris (2000).
The Fourth Horseman (2020) action western in role as Dark Lady, opposite Franco Nero
The Island of Forgiveness (2020) drama in role as Agostina
She won the David di Donatello Award for Best Actress for her performance as Rosa Nicolosi in Italian drama crime movie The Day of the Owl (Il giorno della civetta) (1968), opposite Franco Nero.
She played Jill McBain in epic Spaghetti Western movie Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), directed by Sergio Leone.
She won the Best Actress Silver Ribbon award for her role as Mara in Italian crime movie La Ragazza di Bube (1963).
She portrayed Claudia in comedy drama film 8½ (1963), directed by Federico Fellini.
The Leopard (1963) Italian epic period drama with Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon
Blindfold (1965) thriller romance opposite Rock Hudson
Lost Command (1966) drama action opposite Alain Delon and Anthony Quinn
The Hell with Heroes (1968) drama opposite Rod Taylor
The Professionals (1966) western with Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin
Scoumoune (1972) French drama crime opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo
Fitzcarraldo (1982) West German adventure drama opposite Klaus Kinski
Rocco and His Brothers (1960) Italian drama crime with Alain Delon
Girl with a Suitcase (1961) Italian romantic drama in role as Aida
Don't Make Waves (1967) romance comedy opposite Sharon Tate and Tony Curtis
Jesus of Nazareth (1977) British-Italian television miniseries in role as The Adultress / The Adulteress
Naso di cane (1986) Italian crime drama miniseries in role as Laura
Mayrig (1993) miniseries in role as Araxi (Mayrig)
Flash - Der Fotoreporter (1993) German television series in role as Gilda Ricci / Monica
Ricci10-07: L'affaire Zeus (1995) French Canadian police drama series in role as Agent
Nostromo (1996) drama miniseries in role as Teresa Viola
Deserto di fuoco (1997) miniseries in role as Leila
Mia per sempre (1998) Italian-German miniseries in role as Mary O'Sullivan
Bulle (2020) drama series in role as Marthe
Attended the Saint-Joseph-de-l'Apparition school of Carthage.
Studied at the Paul Cambon School.
Has younger sister, Blanche.
Published her autobiography "Io Claudia, Tu Claudia" (1995).
Good friends with French actress Brigitte Bardot.
She has two children.
Lives in Paris.
She dated Warren Beatty (1963-1965).
She was married to Franco Cristaldi (1967-1975).
She was in a relationship with Pasquale Squitieri (1975-2017).
I never felt scandal and confession were necessary to be an actress. I've never revealed myself or even my body in films. Mystery is very important.
And also, Sergio Leone was considered in Italy a director of category B, not a big director.
Many other movies, but for me The Professionals is the best I did in Hollywood.
I wasn't speaking a word of Italian until I was 18. They had to dub my voice in my first Italian picture!
It is with passion and dedication that I will be attentive to the needs of women and fight relentlessly for their rights.