Biography - A Short Wiki
Claudia Cardinale is an Italian film actress who rose to fame because of her acting in many acclaimed European films during the 1960s to 1970s.
Originally from Tunisia, the actress arrived in Italy in the late 1950s after winning a competition for the “Most Beautiful Italian Girl in Tunisia.” The prize was a trip to Italy. Soon Cardinale had several film contracts, not least thanks to her future husband, film producer Franco Cristaldo who also mentored her.
Of course, having won a beauty competition, Claudia is known for her beauty, and thankfully there are many bikini photos of her.
Here is a short summary of Claudia Cardinale's career:
- 1957: Won “Most Beautiful Italian Girl in Tunisia” competition.
- 1958: Was spotted by french film director Jacques Baratier and got a minor debut role in the film Goha alongside Omar Sharif.
- 1958-1963: Acted in numerous Italian films and became one of Italy’s best-known actresses.
- 1963: Gained international fame in the United States and Britain after starring in the romantic comedy The Pink Panther opposite David Niven.
- 2021: The actress is still very much active and shows no sign of slowing down!
Family and Personal Life
After coming to Italy, she met Franco Cristaldi in 1958, who mentored her in the film industry. They got married in 1966 and went their separate ways in 1975. There is conflicting information about the marriage’s duration, and according to Cardinale, the couple had a marriage party but did not marry. Claudia had a son Patrick when she was 19 years old, who Cardinale gracefully adopted. The origin of Patrick seems to be a mystery other than that he was born illegitimately.
From 1975 Cardinale lived with film director Pasquale Squitieri for 42 years until he died in 2017. They had a child together named Claudia Squitieri. Cristaldi later married Zeudi Araya, an Eritrean actress.
|Husband's/Spouse's Name||Franco Cristaldi (m. 1966-1975), Partner (Pasquale Squitieri 1975-2017)|
|Children/Kids||Claudia Squitieri, Patrick Cristaldi|
Claudia Cardinale - Bikini Photos
Here are some pics of Claudia Cardinale in a bikini on the beach! The actress looks gorgeous, and it’s not hard to understand why she won that beauty contest when she was around 19 years old.
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Claude Josephine Rose Cardinale|
|Age (as of today)||84 years|
|Date of Birth||April 15, 1938|
|Place of Birth||La Goulette, Tunis, Tunisia|
|Height||1.68 m, 5 feet 8 inches|
|Weight||68 kg, 150 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$12 million|
Height, Weight, and Age
Claudia Cardinale's height is pretty average measuring 1.68 m. The actress weighs 68 kg. Being born on April 15, 1938, translates to an age of 84 years as of todays date (November 30, 2022).
And also, Sergio Leone was considered in Italy a director of category B, not a big director.Claudia Cardinale
But Sergio Leone invented totally the way of, you know, the details, the eyes, the hands – fantastic.Claudia Cardinale
Yes, they wanted me to sign a contract of exclusivity, and I refused.Claudia Cardinale
But we did the Pink Panther not in Hollywood, in Italy.Claudia Cardinale
It’s fantastic because I’ve been living thousands of lives, not only my life.Claudia Cardinale