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Like many other female Italian film stars, Claudia Cardinale's entry into the business was by way of a beauty pageant. She was 17 years old and studying at the Centro Sperimentale in Rome when she entered a beauty contest, which resulted in her getting a succession of small film roles. Her earthy interpretations of Sicilian women got her noticed ... See full bio »

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Known For

Once Upon a Time in the West
(1968)
8½
Claudia
(1963)
Fitzcarraldo
Fitzcarraldo Molly
(1982)
The Leopard
The Leopard Angelica Sedara / Bertiana
(1963)

Filmography

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 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome
Carmen
 2014 Effie Gray
Viscountess
 2014 Les Francis
Mina
 2014 Ultima fermata
Rosa
 2014 The Silent Mountain
Nuria Calzolari
 2013 Joy de V.
Signora Morosini
 2012 Gebo et l'ombre
Doroteia
 2011/II Father
Elvira
 2010 Un balcon sur la mer
La mère de Marc
 2010 Sinyora Enrica ile Italyan Olmak
Signora Enrica
 2010 Il giorno della Shoah (TV Movie)
Ester
 2009 The String
Sara
 2008 Hold-up à l'italienne (TV Movie)
Cécile
 2005 Le démon de midi
Claudia Cardinale
 2002 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen...
Madame Falconetti
 2000 Élisabeth - Ils sont tous nos enfants (TV Movie)
Claude Barde
 1999 Un café... l'addition (Short)
Mme Gigi
 1999 Li chiamarono... briganti!
Donna Assunta
 1998 Riches, belles, etc.
La baronne Mitsy
 1998 Mia, Liebe meines Lebens (TV Mini-Series)
Mary O'Sullivan
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Mary O'Sullivan
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Mary O'Sullivan
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Mary O'Sullivan
 1997 Il deserto di fuoco (TV Mini-Series)
Leila
 1997 Sous les pieds des femmes
Aya 1996
 1996-1997 Nostromo (TV Mini-Series)
Teresa Viola
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Teresa Viola
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Teresa Viola
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Teresa Viola
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Teresa Viola
 1995 10-07: L'affaire Zeus (TV Series)
Agent
 1993 Flash - Der Fotoreporter (TV Series)
Gilda Ricci / Monica Ricci
- Das Zweite Gesicht der Aida (1993) ... Gilda Ricci / Monica Ricci
 1993 Mother (TV Mini-Series)
Araxi (Mayrig)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Araxi (Mayrig)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Araxi (Mayrig)
 1992 Mother
Araxi (Mayrig)
 1991 Mother
Araxi (Mayrig)
 1990 Atto di dolore
Elena
 1989 Hiver 54, l'abbé Pierre
Hélène
 1989 Blu elettrico (TV Movie)
Tata
 1987 A Man in Love
Julia Steiner
 1986 History (TV Movie)
Ida Ramundo
 1986 Naso di cane (TV Mini-Series)
Laura
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Laura
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Laura
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Laura
 1985 Woman of Wonders
Maura
 1985 L'été prochain
Jeanne
 1984 Henry IV
Matilda
 1983 Le ruffian
La 'baronne'
 1982 Bankers Also Have Souls
Antonella Dufour
 1981 La pelle
Principessa Consuelo Caracciolo
 1981 The Salamander
Elena Leporello
 1978 Corleone
Rosa Accordino
 1978 L'arma
Marta Compagna
 1978 La petite fille en velours bleu
Francesca Modigliani
 1978 Goodbye & Amen
Aliki
 1977 Il prefetto di ferro
Anna Torrisi
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
The Adultress / The Adulteress
- Part 2 (1977) ... The Adultress
- Part 1 (1977) ... The Adulteress
 1976 Il comune senso del pudore
Armida Ballarin
 1975 Blonde in Black Leather
Claudia
 1975 Libera, amore mio!
Libera Valente
 1975 The Immortal Bachelor
Gabriella Sansoni
 1974 Conversation Piece
Moglie del professore (uncredited)
 1974 I guappi
Lucia Esposito
 1973 Fury
Anya
 1972 Scoumoune
Georgia Saratov
 1972 L'udienza
Aiche
 1971 Frenchie King
Marie Sarrazin
 1971 Popsy Pop
Popsy Pop
 1970 The Adventures of Gerard
Teresa, Countess of Morales
 1969 The Red Tent
Nurse Valeria
 1969 Nell'anno del Signore
Giuditta Di Castro
 1968 La amante estelar (Short)
 1968 A Fine Pair
Esmeralda Marini
 1968 The Hell with Heroes
Elena
 1967 Don't Make Waves
Laura Califatti
 1967 A Rose for Everyone
Rosa
 1966 The Queens
Armenia (segment "Fata Armenia")
 1966 Lost Command
Aicha
 1965 Blindfold
Vicky Vincenti
 1964 The Magnificent Cuckold
Maria Grazia
 1964 Time of Indifference
Carla
 1964 Circus World
Toni Alfredo
 1964 Bebo's Girl
Mara
 1963
Claudia
 1962 Cartouche
Vénus
 1962 Careless
Angiolina Zarri
 1961 Auguste
Cameo appearance (uncredited)
 1961 The Lions Are Loose
Albertine Ferran
 1961 La viaccia
Bianca
 1961 Girl with a Suitcase
Aida Zepponi
 1960 Rocco and His Brothers
Ginetta
 1960 Silver Spoon Set
Fedora
 1960 Bell' Antonio
Barbara Puglisi
 1959 Vento del Sud
Grazia Macri
 1959 Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti
Carmela Nicosia
 1959 The Facts of Murder
Assuntina Jacovacci
 1959 Il magistrato
Maria
 1959 Anneaux d'or (Short)
 1959 La prima notte
Angelica
 1958 3 straniere a Roma
Marisa
 1958 Big Deal on Madonna Street
Carmelina
 1958 Goha
Amina (as Claude Cardinal)
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Book: "Mes étoiles" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 105 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Claude Cardinal | C. Cardinale

Height:

5' 6¼" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on acting] But to do this kind of work, you have to be very strong, otherwise you lose your personality, your identity. You don't know who you are. It's fantastic because I've been living thousands of lives, not only my life. See more »

Trivia:

Good friends with fellow sex siren Brigitte Bardot. See more »

Trademark:

Large brown eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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