An Italian Girl from Tunisia — Claudia Cardinale
In the sixties, Claudia Cardinale became known for her performances in “Girl with a Suitcase,” “The Leopard” and especially for her role in “The Pink Panther” in 1963. She played alongside Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda, and Jason Robards in the Western “Once Upon a Time in the West in 1968. Very young and early in her career, Claudia got pregnant while involved in a “bad” relationship with a Frenchman. Trying to keep her pregnancy a secret from the public, she agreed to a seven-year exclusive contract which caused her to be totally under the control of the production company. Not only was the public kept in the dark about her pregnancy but even her son did not know (as he lived with his grandparents) until some years later when a journalist found out the truth.