|Real Name/Full Name||Claude Josephine Rose Cardinale|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Claudia Cardinale|
|Birth Place:||La Goulette, Tunisia|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||15 April 1938|
|Age/How Old:||84 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 167 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 56 Kg
In Pounds – 125 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Francesco Cardinale
Mother – Yolande Greco
|School:||Saint Joseph De L’apparition School|
|College:||Paul Cambon School|
|Boyfriend:||Pasquale Squitieri (deceased. 2017)|
|Husband/Spouse Name:||Franco Cristaldi (m. 1966–1975)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Patrick Cardinale, Claudia Cardinale|
|Net Worth:||$12 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Born as Claude Josephine Rose Cardinale, “Claudia Cardinale” is an Italian Actress who has appeared in a number of acclaimed European, Italian and English Films. She is a feminist and an ambassador of UNESCO since 2000. She is numerously famous for her beauty and is often called one of Italy’s best-looking actresses.
Well, how well do you know about Claudia Cardinale? If not much, here is what we know about Claudia Cardinale to date.
Biography and Early Life
The birthplace of Claudia is La Goulette, Tunisia. Her father used to work in the railway service, while her mother used to be a homemaker. She has French, Tunisian Arabic, and Sicilian descent. She later learned to speak Italian also while working in films. She grew up in Tunis along with her sister Blanche Cardinale who is one year younger than her.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Claudia Cardinale in 2023 and what is her height and weight? Well, Claudia Cardinale’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 18th March 2023 having been born on 15 April 1938. Though, she is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 167 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 125 lbs in Pound and 56 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Blonde.
Cardinale started her education by attending Saint Joseph De L’apparition School in Carthage. She used to be uncomfortable around her kids and often stayed completely silent. Her only friend in school was her sister. She has had an immense interest in being a teacher since childhood and, after graduating from high school, got herself enrolled into Paul Cambon School to become a teacher.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
Claudia started dating Franco Cristaldi, who was an Italian Film producer, back in 1958. The duo later organized a marriage party, but Claudia later confirmed they didn’t marry; they just had the party. Claudia had her first child Patrick Cardinale at the age of nineteen. The father’s name of the child is unknown. Franco later adopted him as his own. The couple later broke up.
After dating for a few years, she got into a live-in relationship with film director Pasquale Squitieri. The couple had a relationship of 42 years. They never got married. Her Partner Squitieri died in 2017.
Cardinale had her second child, a daughter named after her middle name Claudia with Pasquale.
Is Claudia Cardinale Lesbian?
Cardinale never got married in her life. But she was in four decades-long loving relationships with her boyfriend. She also has a daughter with him. She has never heard of getting linked to any woman ever. These facts prove her to be straight. It is safe to assume that her sexuality is hetero.
However, she is very much vocal about LGBTQA+ rights and has expressed her immense support for the community.
Cardinale debuted her acting career by working in a short film directed which was shown at the Berlin Film Festival. She then got the opportunity to work in a movie named Goha, directed by Jacques Baratier. In 1957, she took part in Most beautiful Italian girl in Tunisia and won the contest. After that, she started getting offers from movie directors.
From 1960 onwards, she did several hit movies such as Vento Del Sud, Bell Antonio, silver spoon, Girl with a Suitcase, La Ciaccia, Cartouche, Visconti, La Ragazza Di Bube. From 1980 to 1990, besides a number of leading characters, she also appeared in various magazine cover pages. In 1997, she acted in the British drama named Nostromo, where her performance was hugely appreciated.
From 2010 onwards, she started to appear in only selected films. Her movie Gebo and the shadow in 2012 became a huge hit that brought him several awards and a 100% vote on rotten tomatoes. Later in an interview, she revealed that she would love to continue working in films with talented directors despite her age.
She has won some prestigious awards till now. She won the David Di Donatello Award in the Best Actress category twice in 1968 and 1972. She won the same award again in 1961 and 1997 in the particular award category. In 1993, she won the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award. Next year she won one more prestigious David Di Donatello Award.
In 2010, she was awarded the Golden Orange National Film Award. Next year in 2011, she was nominated and won the Golden Eagle Special Award in the Outstanding Performance category. In 2015, she was given the Faten Hamama Honorary Award to contribute to the Italian Film Industry. She has also had Berlin International Film Festival Award.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Claudia Cardinale in 2023
As of 2023, Claudia has an estimated net worth of around $12 million, which she has earned through her very successful four-five decades-long acting career. She has also endorsed various commercial brands and was their ambassador. From there, she has managed to make a considerable sum of money.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- She can speak about five languages fluently.
- She is a feminist and believes in women’s equality.
- She is the UNESCO goodwill ambassador since March 2020.
- She was included in the list of 50 most beautiful women in film history by the Times Magazine in 2011.
- She was the ambassador for UNESCO World Water Day in the year 2006.
- She used to live with her ex-partner Pasquale for 42 long years, but they never got married.
Claudia is the ultimate example of beauty and the brain. Besides her acting career, she actively took part in social issues and talked about them. She is the UNESCO Ambassador for nearly 20 years. She is not on social media and says it helps her to keep her peace of mind together.