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Claudia Cardinale is an Italian, Tunisian film actress. Claudia Cardinale is not having an affair with anyone presently.

Relationship Facts of Claudia Cardinale

Claudia Cardinale is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Claudia Cardinale?

Claudia Cardinale ended up pregnant through an association with a Frenchman. Her guide, Cristaldi, helped her by sending her to London for the birth and furthermore kept the entire thing a secret.

Cardinale’s child, Patrick, grew up with Cardinale’s parents. She revealed reality to him later.

When she was working on her Hollywood films in the US, Franco Cristaldi joined her in 1966, They got married in Atlanta. However, the couple split in 1975.

Pasquale Squitieri was her partner from 1975 until he died in 2017 at 78. Moreover, they have a daughter named Claudia Squitieri.

Relationship history with?

  • Pasquale Squitieri
  • Franco Cristaldi (1966 – 1975)
  • Warren Beatty (1963 – 1965)
  • Giuliano Gemma
  • Jorge Guinle
  •  Jacques Chirac (1974)

Relationship Stats

Relationship TypeTotalDuration
Married242 years, 1 month
Dating32 years
Encounter149 years, 8 months

Who is Claudia Cardinale?

Claudia Cardinale is an Italian, Tunisian film actress who appeared in most of the applauding European films of the 1960s and 1970s.

Claudia Cardinale featured especially in Italian and French, but also in different English-language films.

Her famous movies include Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Girl with a Suitcase (1961), The Professionals (1966), The Hell with Heroes (1968), etc.

Claudia Cardinale: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Cardinale was born on 15 April 1938 in French Protectorate, La Goulette, Tunisia. Her current age is 83. Her full born name is Claude Joséphine Rose Cardinale.

Claudia’s maternal grandparents had a little shipbuilding firm in Trapani, yet later settled in La Goulette, where a large Italian people’s group existed.

Her parents were Francesco Cardinale(father), a railway laborer, born in Gela, Sicily. And, her mother was Yolanda Greco. She holds Italian nationality. Her ethnicity is Sicilian Italian.

In which school did Claudia Cardinale attend?

Cardinale got educated at the Saint-Joseph-de-l’ Apparition school of Cinematografia. She also studied at the Paul Cambon School, where she graduated and she wanted to pursue her career in teaching.

Claudia Cardinale: Professional Life, Career

After winning the prize she being a trip to Italy, which quickly led to film contracts, due above all to the involvement of Franco Cristaldi. They acted as her mentor for several years and later married her.

Also, Claudia Cardinale made her debut in a minor role with Omar Sharif in Goha (1958). She is one of the best-known actresses in Italy. After roles in films such as Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Girl with a Suitcase (1961), and Cartouche (1962).

From 1963, she became known in the United States and Britain following her role in The Pink Panther opposite David Niven.

Claudia came into view in Hollywood films like Blindfold (1965), Lost Command(1966), The Professionals (1966), The Hell with Heroes (1968), and the Sergio Leone epic Western Once Upon a Time in the West (1968).


Also, she collaborated with US-Italian production, for her role as a former prostitute opposite Jason Robards, Charles Bronson, and Henry Fonda.

She featured opposite Jeanne Moreau and Michael Lonsdale in the final feature film got directed by Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, Gebo and the Shadow in 2012.

Also, she represented a “sympathetic Italian chaperone” viscountess in the British period drama film Effie Gray, which got written by Emma Thompson and made a feature Dakota Fanning in the lead role.


Claudia Cardinale won the “Most Beautiful Italian Girl in Tunisia” competition in 1957. Similarly, she got the David di Donatello for Best Actress award for her roles in II giorno della civetta (1968) and as a role of prostitute alongside Alberto Sordi in A Girl in Australia (1971).

Featuring in I guappi (1974), Corleone (1978) and Claretta (1984), the which won her the Nastro d’Argento Award for Best Actress.

Furthermore, Claudia received the Tabernas de Cine award in the Almería Western Film Festival.

How much is the net worth of Claudia Cardinale?

As of 2023, this actress has a net worth of $10 million. She is ranked as the top 10 highest-paid actresses in history. Her source of income is from acting and dubbing in different films.

Claudia Cardinale: Death Rumors

When the Claudia Cardinale Film Festival on Wednesday revealed its official poster for the 70th edition, she was seen dancing on the Roman rooftop and shown a bit of an explicit thing from under the twirly skirt.

Eventually, it turned into a bit of a thing for some outlets and individuals who wrote articles on Twitter decrying the airbrushing of the original 1959 photo of the Italian icon.

They asked why Cardinale’s waist got slimmed down for the poster and her thigh retouched to appear thinner. News of her death spread quickly creating concern among fans across the world.

However, In September 2019 report confirmed it was a complete joke and just the latest of fake celebrity death reports.

Body Stats: Height, Weight

Claudia Cardinale has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs about 60 kg. Similarly, she has brown hair colour with brown eyes.

Also, she has a body size of 37-27-37 inches and wears a bra size of 34C.

Social media

This actress is not active on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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