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15 April 2013

Happy Birthday, Claudia Cardinale!

CC was born on 15 April 1938. 53 years ago she appeared in Luchino Visconti's heartbreaking Rocco e i suoi fratelli/Rocco and His brothers (1960). This year, four new films with her are to be expected in the cinemas: the American thriller Joy de V. (2013, Nadia Szold), the star-studded British drama Effie (2013, Richard Laxton), the romantic adventure The Silent Mountain (2013, Ernst Gossner) and the romantic drama Deauville (2013, Miguel Cruz Carretero). And in between she made so many wonderful films for which we salute her.

Claudia Cardinale
German postcard by ISV, no. H 72.

Claudia Cardinale
French postcard by E.D.U.G., no. 229. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Claudia Cardinale
French postcard by E.D.U.G., no. 230. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Claudia Cardinale
French postcard by E.D.U.G.,nr. 183. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Claudia Cardinale
German postcard by Krüger, no. 902/47.

Claudia Cardinale
German postcard by ISV, no. H 126. Sent by mail in 1967.

Claudia Cardinale
German postcard by Krüger/Ufa. Sent by mail in the Netherlands in 1967. Photo: Fried Agency.

A Quote from a 2011 interview in The Guardian: "When I was young, I wanted to go everywhere and be everyone, and with this work, I have. The interesting thing for an actress is not to do what she wants to do, but to be somebody else. I was blonde, I was brunette, I was a princess, I was a whore. I was everything. You are not yourself in front of the camera. You can live many lives, instead of one. I think I've been lucky." Tanti auguri, sig.a Cardinale.

Sources: Steve Rose (The Guardian) and IMDb.

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