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Christine Kaufmann
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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
Spouse(s)Tony Curtis (m. 1963–1968) «start: (1963)–end+1: (1969)»"Marriage: Tony Curtis to Christine Kaufmann" Location: (linkback:

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.


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