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Claudia Cardinale

Highest Rated:   100% Queen of Diamonds (2019)
Lowest Rated:   0% All Roads Lead to Rome (2008)
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Birthplace:   Tunis, Tunisia
Emerging in the wake of Sophia Loren's international success, Claudia Cardinale was originally touted as Italy's answer to Brigitte Bardot; while never attaining a measure of global stardom comparable to either performer, she nevertheless proved herself a highly capable actress, working with many of the most renowned filmmakers in world cinema. Born in Tunisia on April 15, 1939, Cardinale first attracted attention in 1957 after winning the "Most Beautiful Girl in Tunisia" contest; her prize was a trip to the Venice Film Festival, inspiring her to pursue a career in acting. After studying at Rome's Centro Sperimentale film school, she made her screen debut in 1958's Goha, followed by a larger role in Mario Monicelli's classic caper comedy I Soliti Ignoti that same year. In 1959 she was featured in Pietro Germi's Un Maledetto Imbroglio. Under the guidance of producer Franco Cristaldi (later to become her husband), Cardinale emerged as a major sex symbol; however, she also continued to appear with highly regarded filmmakers, including Abel Gance (The Battle of Austerlitz), Luchino Visconti (Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli), and Philippe de Broca (1962's Cartouche). In 1963, Cardinale received her widest exposure to date, playing herself -- the object of star Marcello Mastroianni's fantasies -- in Federico Fellini's masterpiece 8 1/2. That same year, she also appeared in Visconti's epic Il Gattopardo. Their combined success piqued Hollywood's interest, and in 1964 she co-starred in her first American production, Henry Hathaway's Circus World. She also appeared opposite Peter Sellers in Blake Edwards' The Pink Panther. Cardinale continued dividing her time between Hollywood and Europe for the remainder of the decade, appearing in diverse projects ranging from the 1965 Visconti war drama Vaghe Stelle dell'Orsa to the 1966 Richard Brooks Western The Professionals. In 1968, she also co-starred in the Sergio Leone classic Once Upon a Time in the West. However, with the 1969 Mikhail Kalatozov adventure La Tenda Rossa, Cardinale began appearing almost exclusively in European films, few of which were distributed in English-language markets. As a result, she was largely a memory when she resurfaced in the 1976 hit The Pink Panther Strikes Again. A year later, she also co-starred in the television miniseries Jesus of Nazareth. Cardinale's next high-profile international project was the 1982 Werner Herzog art-house hit Fitzcarraldo. She followed it with another miniseries, 1983's Princess Daisy, then again remained in Europe prior to the 1993 flop Son of the Pink Panther.

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RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Queen of Diamonds
  • Actor
2019
42% Effie Gray
  • Viscountess
2015
No Score Yet Audace Colpo Dei Soliti Ignoti
  • Actor
2015
100% Gebo and The Shadow (Gebo et l'ombre)
  • Doroteia
2014
No Score Yet Pietro Germi - Il bravo, il bello, il cattivo
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Les Francis
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Hiver 54, l'abbé Pierre (Winter of '54: Father Pierre)
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet La ragazza di Bube (Bebo's Girl)
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet The Silent Mountain
  • Nuria Calzolari
2014
70% El artista y la modelo (The Artist and the Model)
  • Léa
$48.6k 2013
No Score Yet Nell'anno del Signore (The Conspirators)
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Les lions sont lâchés (The Lions Are Loose)
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Joy de V.
  • Signora Morosini
2013
No Score Yet I delfini (Silver Spoon Set)
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Bello, onesto, emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata (A Girl in Australia)
  • Actor
2011
80% The Story Of Film: An Odyssey
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Sinyora Enrica ile Italyan Olmak
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Adventures Of Gerard
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet A View Of Love (Un Balcon Sur La Mer)
  • La mère de Marc
2010
No Score Yet Le fil (The String)
  • Sara
2009
0% All Roads Lead to Rome
  • Carmen
2008
No Score Yet L'Udienza (The Audience) (Papal Audience)
  • Aiche
2006
No Score Yet Marcello: A Sweet Life
  • Actor
2006
47% And Now Ladies & Gentlemen
  • Madame Falconnetti
$0.6M 2003
No Score Yet Dead Silent
  • Sandy
1999
No Score Yet A Summer in La Goulette
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Nostromo
  • Actor
1995
6% Son of the Pink Panther
  • Maria
1993
No Score Yet 588 Rue Paradis (Mother)
  • Araxi (Mayrig)
1992
No Score Yet Mayrig
  • Araxi (Mayrig)
1991
No Score Yet Battle of the Three Kings, The
  • Roxelane
1990
No Score Yet Ben Webster - The Brute and the Beautiful
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Un homme amoureux (A Man in Love)
  • Julia Steiner
1987
No Score Yet Next Summer
  • Jeanne
1986
No Score Yet Henry IV
  • Matilda
1984
No Score Yet The Salamander
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Princess Daisy
  • Anabelle de Fourdemont
1983
78% Fitzcarraldo
  • Molly
1982
94% Burden of Dreams
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Bankers Also Have Souls (Le Cadeau)
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet La Pelle
  • Princess Caracciolo
1981
No Score Yet The Salamander
  • Elena
1981
No Score Yet Escape to Athena
  • Eleana
1979
No Score Yet Corleone
  • Rosa
1978
No Score Yet Il prefetto di ferro (The Iron Prefect)
  • Woman
1977
No Score Yet Blonde in Black Leather
  • Actor
1977
76% The Pink Panther Strikes Again
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Il comune senso del pudore (A Common Sense of Modesty)
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Libera, amore mio... (Libera, My Love)
  • Libera Valente
1975
No Score Yet The Deadly Tower
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Immortal Bachelor
  • Gabriella Sansoni
1975
80% Conversation Piece (Gruppo di famiglia in un interno)
  • Wife
1974
No Score Yet Blood Brothers (I Guappi)
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet One Russian Summer
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet La Scoumoune (Hit Man)(Mafia Warfare)(The Pariah)
  • Genevieve Saratov
1972
88% The Red Tent
  • Nurse Valeria
1971
No Score Yet Legend of Frenchie King
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet The Butterfly Affair
  • Popsy
1971
No Score Yet Queen of Diamonds
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Diary of a Telephone Operator
  • Marta CHiaretti
1969
95% Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Jill McBain
1968
No Score Yet Il giorno della civetta (The Day of the Owl)
  • Rosa Nicolosi
1968
No Score Yet Don't Make Waves
  • Laura Califatti
1967
88% The Professionals
  • Mrs. Maria Grant
1966
No Score Yet Lost Command
  • Aicha
1966
No Score Yet Blindfold
  • Vicky Vincenti
1965
No Score Yet Time of Indifference (Gli Indifferenti)
  • Carla
1965
100% Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa
  • Sandra
1965
No Score Yet Cartouche
  • Venus
1964
40% Circus World
  • Toni Alfredo
1964
98% The Leopard
  • Angelica Sedara/Bertiana
1963
98% 8 1/2
  • Claudia
1963
88% The Pink Panther
  • Princess Dahla
1963
No Score Yet Careless (senilita)
  • Actor
1962
89% Rocco and His Brothers (Rocco e i suoi fratelli)
  • Ginetta
1961
No Score Yet La Viaccia (The Lovermakers)
  • Bianca
1961
No Score Yet Girl with a Suitcase
  • Aida Zepponi
1961
89% Big Deal on Madonna Street (I Soliti Ignoti)
  • Carmelina
1960
No Score Yet Bell' Antonio
  • Barbara Puglisi
1960
40% The Battle of Austerlitz
  • Pauline
1960
No Score Yet Un Maledetto imbroglio (The Facts of Murder)
  • Assuntina
1959
No Score Yet Upstairs And Downstairs
  • Actor
1959

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