Golden Globe winner dies in Germany

Kaufmann was also a successful businesswoman, promoting her own cosmetics products line that sells well in Germany.

Christine Kaufmann

The media said that she rose to fame in Germany at the age of 9, when she starred in “Rose-Girl Resli,” a 1954 West German drama directed by Harald Reinl.

It added that she gained international recognition five years later when she starred in “The Last Days of Pompeii,” an Italian sword-and-sandal film.

Kaufmann won a Golden Globe award for the 1961 film “Town without Pity,” in which she starred with Kirk Douglas and played a girl allegedly raped by four U.S. soldiers.

At the age of 18, Kaufmann married Hollywood star Tony Curtis,a man 20 years her senior whom she had met during the filming of Taras Bulba in 1962.

However, she divorced him five years later, while she then returned to Germany with her two children to continue her acting career.

She wrote several books about beauty and health, as well as two autobiographies.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Esther Musila pours her heart out to hubby Guardian as she turns 52 [Photos]

Esther Musila pours her heart out to hubby Guardian as she turns 52 [Photos]

British rapper Tion Wayne teases Kenyan concert

British rapper Tion Wayne teases Kenyan concert

Diamond in stiff competition with Nikita Kering & Zuchu for this prestigious award [Full List]

Diamond in stiff competition with Nikita Kering & Zuchu for this prestigious award [Full List]

Rapper Nonini terminates his relationship with Ezekiel Mutua's MCSK

Rapper Nonini terminates his relationship with Ezekiel Mutua's MCSK

Njugush names his 6 favourite Kenyan comedians [Video]

Njugush names his 6 favourite Kenyan comedians [Video]

Harmonize's signee Ibraah reveals name & cover of his upcoming album [Photo]

Harmonize's signee Ibraah reveals name & cover of his upcoming album [Photo]

Bahati becomes second Kenyan artiste to clock 1M YouTube subscribers

Bahati becomes second Kenyan artiste to clock 1M YouTube subscribers

Banky W wins PDP house of representative primaries for Eti-Osa fed constituency

Banky W wins PDP house of representative primaries for Eti-Osa fed constituency

Rapper Diana B recruits hubby Bahati for new tune 'Sweet Love' [Video]

Rapper Diana B recruits hubby Bahati for new tune 'Sweet Love' [Video]