Cardinale has been honoured at nearly every major movie festival. Claudia Cardinale is an Italian, Tunisian film actress who appeared in most of applauding European films of the 1960s and 1970s. Like many other female Italian film stars, Claudia Cardinale's entry into the business was by way of a beauty pageant. She was 17 years old and studying at the Centro Sperimentale in Rome when she entered a beauty contest, which resulted in her getting a succession of small film roles. Most of Cardinale's movies have been Italian or French. She featured especially in Italian and French, but also in different English-language films. Children: Patrizio Claudia: Claudia Cardinale is an Italian actress. She was in some of the most famous European movies of the 1960s and 1970s. Claudia Cardinale - Bio, Divorce, Net Worth, Ethnicity - Married Biography | Who is Claudia Cardinale?