Claudia Cardinale Biography (1938-)

Born April 15, 1938, in Tunis, Tunisia; daughter of Franco and Yolanda Cardinale; married Franco Cristaldi (a film producer and director), 1966 (marriageended); married Pasquale Squitieri (a director and writer; marriage ended); children: one son, one daughter. Addresses: Agent: Artmedia 10 avenue George-V, 75008 Paris, France.; Office: Vides Piazza, Pitagora 9, Rome, Italy.

Birth Details
April 15, 1938
Tunis, Tunisia

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Anneaux d'or (also known as Chaines d'or), 1956
  • Taj'el Ouloum's maid, Goha, 1957
  • Carmela, I soliti ignoti (also known as Big Deal, Big Deal on Madonna Street, Persons Unknown, and The Usual Unidentified Thieves), 1958
  • Tre straniere a Roma, 1958
  • Maria, Upstairs and Downstairs, 1958
  • Angelica, La prima notte (also known as Les Noces venitiennes), 1959
  • Assuntina, Un maledetto imbroglio (also known as Diledetto imbroglio and The Facts of Murder), 1959
  • Barbara Puglisi, Il bell Antonio (also known as Le Bell'Antonio, Le Bel Antonio, and Bell' Antonio), 1959
  • Pauline, Austerlitz (also known as La battaglia di Austerlitz, The Battle of Austerlitz, and Napoleone ad Austerlitz), 1959
  • Vento del sud, 1959
  • Il magistrato (also known as All of Us Are Guilty and Elmagistrado), 1959
  • Carmela Nicosia, Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti (also known as Fiasco in Milan and Hold-up a la milanaise), 1959
  • Feodora, I delfini (also known as The Dauphins), 1960
  • Aida Zepponi, La ragazza con la valigia (also known as La Fillea la valise, Pleasure Girl, and The Girl with the Suitcase), Titanus, 1960
  • Ginetta, Rocco e i suoi fratelli (also known as Rocco et ses freres and Rocco and His Brothers), Titanus, 1960
  • Albertine, Les Lions sont laches (also known as I leoni scatenati and The Lions Are Loose), 1961
  • Bianca, La viaccia (also known as The Lovemakers), Arco, 1961
  • Venus, Cartouche (also known as Swords of Blood), 1961
  • Angiolina Zarri, Senilita (also known as Careless and Quand la chair succombe), Zebra, 1962
  • Claudia, 8 1/2 (also known as Federico Fellini's 8 1/2and Otto e mezzo), Cineriz, 1963
  • Angelica Sedara/Bertiana, Il gattopardo (also known as The Leopard), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963
  • Mara, La ragazza di Bube (also known as Bebo's Girl andLa ragazza), 1963
  • Princess Dala, The Pink Panther, United Artists, 1964
  • Toni Alfredo, The Magnificent Showman (also known as Circus World and Samuel Bronston's Circus World), 1964
  • Carla Ardengo, Gli indifferenti (also known as Les Deux Rivales and Time of Indifference), 1964
  • Maria Grazia Artusi, Il magnifico cornuto (also known as Le Cocu magnifique and The Magnificent Cuckold), 1964
  • Vicky Vincenti, Blindfold, Universal, 1965
  • Sandra, Of a Thousand Delights (also known as Vaghe stelle dell'orsa and Sandra of a Thousand Delights), 1965
  • Aicha, Lost Command (also known as Not for Honor and Glory), Columbia, 1966
  • Maria Grant, The Professionals, Columbia, 1966
  • Aremenia, "Fata Armenia," Le fate (also known as Les Ogresses, The Queens, and Sex Quartet), 1966
  • Laura Califatti, Don't Make Waves, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1967
  • Rosa Nicolosi, Il giorno della civetta (also known as The Day of the Owl, Mafia, and La Mafia fait la loi), 1967
  • Rosa, Una rosa per tutti (also known as Everyman's Woman and A Rose for Everyone), 1967
  • Piero Gherardi, 1967
  • Elena, The Hell with Heroes, 1968
  • Jill McBain, Once Upon a Time in the West (also known as C'era una volta il West), Paramount, 1969
  • Esmeralda Marini, A Fine Pair (also known as Ruba al prossimo tuo and Una coppia tranquilla), National General, 1969
  • Guiditta Di Castro, Nell'anno del signore (also known as Les Conspirateurs), 1969
  • Marta, Certo, certissimo, anzi ... probabile (also known as Certain, Very Certain, As a Matter of Fact, Diary of a Telephone Operator, and Of Course, Certainly, Even Likely), 1969
  • Teresa, Countess of Morales, The Adventures of Gerard (also knownas Adventures of Brigadier Gerard), 1970
  • Popsy, The Butterfly Affair (also known as Fuori il malloppo, Popsy Pop, Queen of Diamonds, The 21 Carat Snatch, and La reina de diamantes), 1970
  • Nurse Valeria, The Red Tent (also known as Krasnaya palatkaand La tenda rossa), 1971
  • Aiche, L'Udienza (also known as The Audience and Papal Audience), 1971
  • Marie, The Legend of Frenchie King (also known as Les Petroleuses, Las petroleras, Petroleum Girls, and Le pistolere), 1971
  • Bello, onesto, emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata,1971
  • Georgia Saratov, La scoumoune (also known as Il clan dei marsigliesi, Hit Man, and Lo scomunicato), 1972
  • Anya, Il giorno del furore (also known as Days of Fury andOne Russian Summer), 1973
  • Libera Valente, Libera, amore mio (also known as Libera, My Love), 1973
  • Lucia Esposito, I guappi (also known as Blood Brothers), 1973
  • (Uncredited) Wife, Gruppo di famiglia in un interno (also known asConversation Pieces and Violence et passion), 1974
  • Gabriella Sansoni, A mezzanotte va la ronda del piacere (also known as The Immortal Bachelor, Qui comincia l'avventura, Midnight Lovers, and Midnight Pleasures), 1975
  • Claudia, Qui comincia l'avventura (also known as Blonde inBlack Leather and Lucky Girls), 1975
  • Il comune senso del pudore (also known as A Common Sense of Modesty), 1976
  • Anna Torrisi, Il prefetto di ferro, 1977
  • Catherine Hansen, La Part du feu, 1977
  • Un jour peut-etre a San Pedro ou aileurs, 1977
  • Aliki, Goodbye e amen (also known as Goodbye and Amen), 1977
  • Rosa Accordino, Corleone (also known as Father of the Godfathers), 1977
  • Marta Campagna, L'Arma (also known as The Gun), 1978
  • Cocktails for Three, 1978
  • La Petite Fille en velours bleu (also known as Little Girl in Blue Velvet), 1978
  • Eleana, Escape to Athens, Associated Film Distributors, 1979
  • L'ingorgo (also known as Traffic Jam), 1979
  • Si salvi chi vuole, 1980
  • Principessa Consuelo Caracciolo, La pelle (also known as The Skin), 1981
  • Elena Leporello, The Salamander (also known as La salamandra), 1981
  • Antonella, Le Cadeau (also known as The Gift and Il regalo), 1981
  • Molly, Fitzcarraldo, New World Pictures, 1982
  • Molly and herself, Burden of Dreams, 1982
  • La "baronne," Le Ruffian (also known as The Ruffian), 1982
  • Matilda, Enrico IV (also known as Henry IV), 1984
  • Claretta, 1984
  • Jeanne, L'Ete prochain (also known as Next Summer), 1985
  • Ida, La storia (also known as History), 1985
  • La donna delle meraviglie (also known as Woman of Wonders),1985
  • Julia Steiner, Un homme amoureux (also known as A Man in Love and Un uomo innamorato), 1987
  • Sniper, 1987
  • Tata, Blu elettrico (also known as Electric Blue), 1988
  • Helene, Hiver 54, l'abbe Pierre), 1989
  • Duchesse de Polignac, "Les Annees Lumiere," La Revolution francaise (also known as The French Revolution), 1989
  • Ben Webster: The Brute and the Beautiful, 1989
  • La batalla de los tres reyes (also known as The Battle of the Three Kings, Bytva tryokh korolej, and Drums of Fire), 1990
  • Money, 1990
  • Elena, Atto di dolore (also known as Act of Contrition), 1991
  • Araxi (Mayrig), Mayrig (also known as Mother), 1991
  • Araxi (Mayrig), 588 rue paradis, 1992
  • Maria Gambrelli, Son of the Pink Panther (also known as Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink Panther and Il figlio della pantera rosa), 1993
  • Margaux, Elles ne pensent qu'a ca (also known as Women HaveOnly One Thing on Their Minds), 1994
  • Herself, Un ete a La Goulette (also known as Halk-el-wad and A Summer in La Goulette), 1995
  • Aya 1996, Sous les pieds des femmes, 1997
  • Riches, belles, etc. (also known as Riches, belles et cruelles), Artedis, 1998
  • Herself, Mein liebster Feind-Klaus Kinski (also known as My Best Friend), New Yorker Films, 1999
  • Briganti, 1999
  • Herself, Luchino Visconti, RaiTrade, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Jacqueline, Rene Leveesque, 1994
  • Agent, 10-07: L'affaire Zeus, 1995
  • Miniseries
  • The adulteress, Jesus of Nazareth (also known as Gesu di Nazareth), 1977
  • Teresa Viola, Nostromo (also known as Joseph Conrad's Nostromo), 1996
  • Leila, Deserto di fuoco (also known as Prinzessin Amina), 1997
  • Mary O'Sullivan, Mia, Liebe meines Lebens (also known as Mia per sempre), 1998
  • Movies
  • Anabelle de Fourdemont Valenski, Princess Daisy, NBC, 1983
  • Stelle emigranti, 1983
  • Naso di cane, 1987
  • Specials
  • Circus of the Stars, 1977
  • Herself, Cannes ... les 400 coups, 1997
  • Autobiography
  • (With Anna Maria Mori) Io Claudia, tu, Claudia, 1995

Further Reference


    • Cinema Nuovo, June, 1984 .
    • The Times, January 24, 1997, p. 21.

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