Christine Kaufmann on Flickr.
German postcard by Krüger, no. 902/60.
When she was seven Christine Kaufmann (1945) made her film debut in an adaptation of Im weißen Rößl (1952, Willi Forst). The girl with the sad eyes gained international recognition when she played the demanding role of a teenaged rape victim in Town Without Pity (1961). While playing the heroine of the big-budget Taras Bulba (1962), Kaufmann fell in love with her co-star, Tony Curtis. Today she is known as ‘Germany’s most beautiful grandmother’.