Claudia Cardinale: ‘I’m fine and with my children’ – Cinema

“I’m in full health”: after the rumors published on the web, Claudia Cardinale – who has lived in France for years – is keen to let people know that she is well and that “she is currently in a country house near Paris with her children” . “I’m next to my family – the 84-year-old actress tells ANSA – I’m in full health. And I wish everyone a happy summer”. In recent days, Dagospia, had resumed the rumors launched by a “longtime friend of the actress”, whose name was not mentioned, according to which the latter “would be hospitalized, not according to her will, in a house of rest in the French province “. Voices absolutely unconfirmed by the person concerned that she today therefore wanted to reassure about her health conditions. The last public appearance of Claudia Cardinale dates back to the end of May, when the Tunisian authorities invited her to Tunis, in the district of Little Sicily, in La Goulette, for the inauguration of a street named after her. “I still feel a little Tunisian”; said the actress on that occasion, underlining her attachment to her homeland, whose sense of hospitality is in her opinion a model for welcoming migrants in the West. “I am very honored because this is where I was born and where I spent my childhood,” she added. Visibly excited, Cardinale danced to tunes played by a traditional orchestra, then she received multiple gifts including various portraits of local painters. A mural with a giant portrait of her was unveiled shortly before the opening of the street in her name. The ceremony took place in the presence, among others, of the Minister of Culture Hayet Guettat Guermazi and the Ambassador of Italy to Tunisia, Lorenzo Fanara. In recent days, the Cardinal’s Instagram account had also worried, where the last update dates back to April 26: a simple frame taken from the film “The girl with the suitcase” by Valerio Zurlini, published a few days after the death of actor Jaques Perrin, portrayed with her in the shot. The caption was evocative, which simply read “Silence”, silence. She was elected “the most beautiful Italian in Tunisia” in July 1957, when she was only 19, her prize was a trip that same year to the Venice Film Festival. The following year the director Mario Monicelli gave her the first role of her in the film “I soliti ignoti”. Shortly afterwards the family moved to Rome where the Cardinal’s career took off with films such as “Il Gattopardo” by Luchino Visconti and “Once upon a time in the West” by Sergio Leone. One of the greatest actresses of all time, Claudia Cardinale has lived in Paris for many years. By the way, she plays the role of a grandmother in Tunisian Ridha Behi’s latest film, “L’ile du pardon”, currently in post-production.