İlknur Şebnem Öztemel-TDO- Actress Christine Kaufmann died at 72. She was born on 11 January 1945, in Lengdorf. Kaufmann grew up in Munich and started her film career at the age of seven. The 1954 West German drama "Rose-Girl Resli" turned the then nine-year-old child actress into a well-known star all pver the country. Her international fame came with films such as "The Last of Days of Pompeii" (1959), "Town Without Pity" (1961). She won the Golden Globe Award for new star of the year in 1961, becoming the first German who had the honor. A year later, she also starred in the West German - American co-production "Escape from East Berlin."
She was married four times. First, she married with an American actor, Tony Curtis. They had two daughters, named Alexandra and Allegra. Later, she had married three more times with TV director Achim Lenz (1974-1976), musician and actor Reno Eckstein (1979-1982) and illustrator Klaus Zey (1997-2011).
Regardless of her movie acting career, she had created a beauty company. She had a nickname as ‘’the most beautiful grandmother of Germany ’’.