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Christine Maria Schwartz (Kaufmann)

Birthplace: Lengdorf, Liezen, Steiermark, Austria
Death: March 28, 2017 (72)
München, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Johannes Kaufmann and Geneviève Kaufmann
Ex-wife of Tony Curtis
Mother of Private and Allegra Camila Curtis

Managed by: Eilat Gordin Levitan
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About Christine Maria Schwartz

Christine Maria Kaufmann (born January 11, 1945) is a German actress. In 1961 she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actress, the only German to be so honored.

Born to a German father and a French mother in Lengdorf, Styria in what is now Austria, Kaufmann become a ballerina at the Munich Opera. She started her film career at the age of seven in the 1952 adaptation of Im weißen Rößl (White Horse Inn). The film which brought her fame was Rosen-Resli, released in 1954, when she was only nine. She gained international recognition when she played alongside Kirk Douglas in Town Without Pity (1961). The following year she appeared in Escape from East Berlin.

In 1963 Kaufmann married Tony Curtis, whom she had met during the filming of Taras Bulba (1962). They had two daughters, Alexandra (born July 19, 1964) and Allegra (born July 11, 1966). They divorced in 1968. Kaufmann resumed her career, which she had interrupted during her marriage.

Kaufmann is also a successful businesswoman, promoting her own cosmetics products line that sells well in Germany. She has written several books about beauty and health, as well as two autobiographies. She speaks three languages: German, English, and French.

Über Christine Maria Schwartz (Deutsch)

Christine Maria Kaufmann (* 11. Januar 1945 in Lengdorf, Steiermark; † 28. März 2017 in München) war eine deutsch-österreichische Schauspielerin und Autorin.

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Christine Maria Schwartz's Timeline

January 11, 1945
Lengdorf, Liezen, Steiermark, Austria
July 11, 1966
Age 21
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
March 28, 2017
Age 72
München, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany