|Real Name/Full Name:
|Claude Josephine Rose Cardinale
|85 years old
|15th April 1938
|La Goulette, Tunis, Tunisia
|Franco Cristaldi (m. 1966-1975), Partner (Pasquale Squitieri 1975-2017)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Is Claudia Cardinale Lesbian?
|Net Worth in 2024:
In the 1960s to 1970s, Claudia was one of the most influential actresses having starred in big European movies during those days. She arrived in Italy in the late 1950s after winning the Most Beautiful Italian Girl competition in her native country Tunisia. This was the start of her rise to stardom with movie producers flocking her way to sign film contracts with her.
Film producer Franco Cristaldi was her mentor in film before they got intimate and started a relationship that led to their marriage though Claudia purports their marriage never happened. Her debut in the film came in 1958 when she played a guest role in the film Goha with the renowned Egyptian film actor Omar Sharif.
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Early Life & Biography
Claude Josephine Rose Cardinale was born on 15th April 1938 in the capital city of Tunisia, Tunis. Her father, Francesco Cardinale was originated from Gela, Sicily, before settling in Tunisia, where he worked as a rail worker. On the other hand, her mother was a Tunisia Sicilian, as her parents were Sicilian immigrants. She grew up in Tunisia, where she learnt speaking Tunisian Arabic and French as the two are the native languages in Tunisia. She also learnt the Sicilian language through her parents.
Claudia and her little sister Blanche joined Saint-Joseph-de-I’Apaparition School of Carthage, where they got their early education. She later joined Cambon School and graduated after qualifying to become a teacher who was her dream career at the time. In school, she was a silent, wild student, and Brigitte Bardot was her idol.
After coming to Italy, she met Franco Cristaldi in 1958, who mentored her in the film industry. The two later started a relationship that is believed to have led to their marriage, but according to Claudia, they only had a marriage party, but they never got married. They both later went their separate ways.
Claudia later met Italian film director Pasquale Squitieri who she lived with from 1975 until his death on 18th February 2017. She has two children from different relationships. She got pregnant at the age of 19, giving birth to her son Patrick who was adopted by Franco during their time together. Her daughter Claudia is the fruit of her relationship with Squitieri
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 15th April 1938, Claudia Cardinale is 85 years old as of today’s date 25th February 2024. Her height is 1.73m tall, and her weight is 68 kg.
After acting alongside her classmates, film director Jacques Baratier noticed her and offered her a role alongside Egyptian actor Omar Sharif in the film Goha. After winning the Italian Most Beautiful Girl competition in Tunisia, her present was a trip to the famous Venice Film Festival.
Many film directors spotted her and were ready to sign contracts with her. She struggled with her first film roles given the fact most of the films were in Italian, and she didn’t know the language. She returned back to Tunisia, where she found she was pregnant. This was a shocker to her and wanted to abort the pregnancy but later changed her mind. Franco Cristaldi came as a savior giving her seven-year contract becoming her manager and husband
Her contract with Franco gave her the opportunity to star in Italian comedy Big-Deal on Madonna Street playing Carmelita’s character. She later got the starring role in Three Strangers in Rome comedy and impressed many movie producers with her character. She even got a nickname, “Italy’s Sweetheart,” garnering a huge fan base.
In the 1960s, she starred in dramas like II bell’ Antonio Girl with a SuitCase, La Viaccia, Auguste, Les Lions Sont laches, The Hell with Heroes, among others. Since her debut, she has acted on more than one hundred movies. Besides working on films, she has starred in several TV dramas among them Jesus of Nazareth, La Storia, Deserto di Fuoco, Nostromo and the recent one Bulle
Awards & Achievements
It’s more than 60 years ago since Claudia made her debut in the film industry. Since then, she has won numerous awards and accolades all over Europe for her impressive performances. Her performance in the Italian drama Claretta won her Nastro d’Argento award in the Best Actress category. She has won the best actress award several times with different films and TV dramas. She is also in the list of Los Angeles Times Magazine fifty most beautiful actresses in film history
Net Worth & Salary of Claudia Cardinale in 2024
All that Claudia has been doing in her entire life is an act that has been the source of her wealth. Since her youth, she has lived well and traveled in many parts of the world thanks to her acting career. Her natural beauty made her a star with film directors, almost begging her to appear in their films. Claudia’s current net worth is estimated to be around $12 million as of February 2024.
Claudia can say she has lived her life to the fullest enjoying every the best of the land. Her only regret in life was getting pregnant with someone who she had known for only a very short time. This almost made her make another terrible mistake of aborting her son, who brought a lot of joy in her life.