Claudia Cardinale

BirthDay:

15 Apr 1938

BirthPlace:

Tunis, French Protectorate Tunisia [now Tunisia]

BirthName:

Claude Joséphine Rose Cardinale

Bio:

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 by Italian producers, and the combination of her beauty, dark, flashing eyes, explosive sexuality and genuine acting talent virtually guaranteed her stardom. After Careless (1962) she rose to the front ranks of Italian cinema, and became an international star in Federico Fellini's classic 8½ (1963) with Marcello Mastroianni. American audiences may best remember her from her starring role in Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (1968).
Filmography

Actor ( 175 credits )

Piccolina bella (2017)
Niente di Serio (2017) (rumored)
All Roads Lead to Rome (2015)
Twice Upon a Time in the West (2015) Claudia
Effie Gray (2014) Viscountess
Alfonso Sansone produttore per caso (2014) (archive footage)
The Silent Mountain (2014) Nuria Calzolari
Les Francis (2014) Mina
Ultima Fermata (2014) Rosa
Alberto il grande (2013) Herself
Joy de V. (2013) Signora Morosini
Gebo et l'ombre (2012) Doroteia
The Artist and the Model (2012) Léa
L'insolito ignoto - Vita acrobatica di Tiberio Murgia (2012)
Hollywood Invasion (2011) Herself (archive footage)
Father (2011) Elvira
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)  Herself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2011)
Un jour, une histoire (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Being Italian with Signora Enrica (2010) Signora Enrica
A View of Love (2010) La mère de Marc
1960 (2010) Herself (archive footage)
VIP zprávy (2010)  Herself (2 episodes, 2012)
The String (2009) Sara
Pietro Germi - Il bravo, il bello, il cattivo (2009) Herself
Hollywood on the Tiber (2009) Herself (archive footage)
L'abito e il volto (2009) Herself
La traversée du désir (2009) Herself
Cinémas (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
50 años de (2009)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2009)
Il falso bugiardo (2008) Herself (archive footage)
Cherche fiancé tous frais payés (2007) Elisabeth
Memòries de la tele (2007)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2009)
Marcello, una vita dolce (2006) Herself
Sergio Leone: The Way I See Things (2006) Herself
The Demon Stirs (2005) Claudia Cardinale
Cinema mil (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
L'hebdo cinéma (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Alguna pregunta més? (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Els matins a TV3 (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
The Lost Ending (2003) Herself
And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002) Madame Falconetti
Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2002) Claudia (archive footage) (uncredited)
Film Genre (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
En aparté (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Cannes: Through the Eyes of the Hunter (2001) Herself
On a tout essayé (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Luchino Visconti (1999) Herself
Brigands (1999) Donna Assunta
My Best Fiend (1999) Herself
Un café... l'addition (1999) Mme Gigi
Riches, belles, etc. (1998)
Tout le monde en parle (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Comme au cinéma (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 1999)
Vivement dimanche (1998)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2000-2013)
Vivement dimanche prochain (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Sous les pieds des femmes (1997) Aya 1996
L'uomo dal sigaro in bocca (1997) Herself
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
HARDtalk (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Legenden (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Stars'N Co (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 1998)
A Summer in La Goulette (1996) Herself
Thé ou café (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Àngels de nit (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 1996)
10-07: L'affaire Zeus (1995)  Agent
Elles ne pensent qu'à ça... (1994) Margaux
Les enfants de la télé (1994)  Herself (3 episodes, 1997-2000)
Son of the Pink Panther (1993) Maria Gambrelli
What's the Bet? (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 1998)
Flash - Der Fotoreporter (1993)  Gilda Ricci / ... (1 episode, 1993)
Mother (1992) Araxi (Mayrig)
Mother (1991) Araxi (Mayrig)
Días de cine (1991)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Act of Sorrow (1990) Elena
La batalla de los Tres Reyes (1990) Roxelane
Ben Webster: The Brute and the Beautiful (1990)
Hiver 54, l'abbé Pierre (1989) Hélène
La révolution française (1989) Yolande-Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac (s
A Man in Love (1987) Julia Steiner
La nuit des Molières (1987)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Le divan (1987)  Herself (1 episode, 1993)
Le cinéma dans les yeux (1987) Herself (archive footage)
L'été prochain (1985) Jeanne
Woman of Wonders (1985) Maura
Henry IV (1984) Matilda
Claretta Petacci (1984) Claretta Petacci
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Le ruffian (1983) La 'baronne'
Bankers Also Have Souls (1982) Antonella Dufour
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) Princess Dala (archive footage) (uncredited)
Burden of Dreams (1982) Molly / Herself
Fitzcarraldo (1982) Molly
Champs-Elysées (1982)  Herself (3 episodes, 1983-1989)
Mardi cinéma (1982)  Herself (1 episode, 1983)
The Salamander (1981) Elena Leporello
La pelle (1981) Principessa Consuelo Caracciolo
Si salvi chi vuole (1980)
Escape to Athena (1979) Eleana
Corleone (1978) Rosa Accordino
L'arma (1978) Marta Compagna
Little Girl in Blue Velvet (1978) Francesca Modigliani
Goodbye & Amen (1978) Aliki
Fire's Share (1978) Catherine Hansen
Il prefetto di ferro (1977) Anna Torrisi
Kolossal - i magnifici Macisti (1977) Pauline Bonaparte (archive footage) (as C. Cardinale)
America at the Movies (1976) Jill McBain (archive footage) (uncredited)
Il comune senso del pudore (1976) Armida Ballarin
La nuit des Césars (1976)  Herself (5 episodes, 1977-2006)
Un sorriso, uno schiaffo, un bacio in bocca (1975) (archive footage)
Libera, My Love (1975) Libera Valente
Blonde in Black Leather (1975) Claudia
The Immortal Bachelor (1975) Gabriella Sansoni
Numéro 1 (1975)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Les rendez-vous du dimanche (1975)  Herself (1 episode, 1976)
Conversation Piece (1974) Moglie del professore (uncredited)
I guappi (1974) Lucia Esposito
Fury (1973) Anya
L'udienza (1972) Aiche
Scoumoune (1972) Georgia Saratov
Frenchie King (1971) Marie Sarrazin
A Girl in Australia (1971) Carmela
The 21 Carat Snatch (1971) Popsy Pop
The Adventures of Gerard (1970) Teresa (Countess of Morales)
The Red Tent (1969) Nurse Valeria
The Conspirators (1969) Giuditta Di Castro
Certain, Very Certain, As a Matter of Fact... Probable (1969) Marta CHiaretti
Rom aktuell (1969)  Herself (1 episode, 1969)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Jill McBain
A Fine Pair (1968) Esmeralda Marini
The Hell with Heroes (1968) Elena
Mafia (1968) Rosa Nicolosi
Sacha show (1968)  Herself (1 episode, 1971)
La amante estelar (1968)
A Rose for Everyone (1967) Rosa
Don't Make Waves (1967) Laura Califatti
The Queens (1966) Armenia (segment "Fata Armenia")
The Professionals (1966) Maria
Lost Command (1966) Aicha
Blindfold (1965) Vicky Vincenti
Sandra (1965) Sandra Dawdson
Claudia Cardinale (1965) Herself
Time of Indifference (1964) Carla
The Magnificent Cuckold (1964) Maria Grazia
Bebo's Girl (1964) Mara
Circus World (1964) Toni Alfredo
The Pink Panther (1963) Princess Dahla
The Leopard (1963) Angelica Sedara / Bertiana
8½ (1963) Claudia
Careless (1962) Angiolina Zarri
Swords of Blood (1962) Vénus
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Herself (1 episode, 1971)
La viaccia (1961) Bianca
Kolka, My Friend (1961) Cameo appearance (uncredited)
The Lions Are Loose (1961) Albertine Ferran
Girl with a Suitcase (1961) Aida Zepponi
Pariser Journal (1961)  Herself (1 episode, 1964)
La grande farandole (1961)  Herself (1 episode, 1962)
Bell' Antonio (1960) Barbara Puglisi
Silver Spoon Set (1960) Fedora Santini
Rocco and His Brothers (1960) Ginetta
The Battle of Austerlitz (1960) Pauline Bonaparte
The Facts of Murder (1959) Assuntina Jacovacci
Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti (1959) Carmela Nicosia
Vento del Sud (1959) Grazia Macri
Upstairs and Downstairs (1959) Maria
The Magistrate (1959) Maria
Venetian Honeymoon (1959) Angelica
Gala de l'union (1959)  Herself (1 episode, 1976)
Anneaux d'or (1959)
Algérie en flammes (1958) Arab woman (uncredited)
Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958) Carmelina
Goha (1958) Amina (as Claudia Cardinal)
3 straniere a Roma (1958) Marisa
Cinépanorama (1956)  Herself (1 episode, 1962)
Reflets de Cannes (1952)  Herself (1 episode, 1961)