About Claudia Cardinale:
Claudia Cardinale is an Italian film actress. She appeared in some of the most acclaimed European films of the 1960s and 1970s, mainly Italian or French, but also in several English films.
It's fantastic because I've been living thousands of lives, not only my life.
Many other movies, but for me The Professionals is the best I did in Hollywood.
Yes, they wanted me to sign a contract of exclusivity, and I refused.
But we did the Pink Panther not in Hollywood, in Italy.
But Sergio Leone invented totally the way of, you know, the details, the eyes, the hands - fantastic.
And I had a big opportunity with Richard Brooks, The Professionals, which is really a magnificent movie.
And also, Sergio Leone was considered in Italy a director of category B, not a big director.
But to do this kind of work, you have to be very strong, otherwise you lose your personality, your identity.