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June 10, 2017

Italian Bombshell of the 1960s: Looking Back to Fascinating Beauty of Young Claudia Cardinale

Claudia Cardinale, born 1938, is an Italian Tunisian film actress and sex symbol who appeared in some of the most acclaimed European films of the 1960s and 1970s, mainly Italian or French, but also in several English films.

Born and raised in La Goulette, a neighbourhood of Tunis, Cardinale won the "Most Beautiful Italian Girl in Tunisia" competition in 1957, the prize being a trip to Italy, which quickly led to film contracts, due above all to the involvement of Franco Cristaldi, who acted as her mentor for a number of years and later married her.

Cardinale became one of the best-known actresses in Italy after roles in films during the 1960s. For several years, she appeared in Hollywood films in this time, but jaded with the Hollywood film industry and not wanting to become a cliché, Cardinale returned to Italian and French cinema.

These stunning photos show the beauty of young Claudia Cardinale in the late 1950s and early 1960s.



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