Christine Kaufmann

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Christine Kaufmann
Kaufmann in 2014
Christine Maria Kaufmann

(1945-01-11)11 January 1945
Died28 March 2017(2017-03-28) (aged 72)
OccupationActress, author, businesswoman
Years active1952–2017
Tony Curtis
(m. 1963; div. 1968)

Christine Maria Kaufmann (11 January 1945 – 28 March 2017) was a German-Austrian[1] actress, author, and businesswoman. She won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress in 1961, the first German to be so honoured.[2][3]

Kaufmann was known for her roles in The White Horse Inn (1952), Rose-Girl Resli (1954), The Last Days of Pompeii (1959), Town Without Pity (1961) and in Escape from East Berlin (1962).

At age 18 in 1963, Kaufmann married Tony Curtis. They had two daughters, Alexandra and Allegra. The couple divorced in 1968.

Kaufmann was called the "most beautiful grandmother in Germany".[4]

Kaufmann died on 28 March 2017 in Munich from leukemia at the age of 72.

References[change | change source]

  1. „Christine Kaufmann über die Entführung ihrer Töchter in T-online (Retrieved at 28. March 2017)
  2. Kaufmann, Christine (2012). "Der Sex-Appeal der schönsten Großmutter Deutschlands". ChristineKaufmann. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  3. Kraft, Katja (2015). "Christine Kaufmann – Deutschlands schönste Oma wird 70" [Christine Kaufmann – Germany's most beautiful grandmother turns 70]. Hamburger Abendblatt (in German). Hamburg. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  4. "Deutschlands berühmte Großmütter" [Germany's famous grandmothers]. Die Welt (in German). Berlin. 11 June 2006. Retrieved 11 July 2015.

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