Born 1945 at Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, Belgian-French-Italian actress and singer Catherine Spaak spent most of her career in Italy, where she became a teenage star.
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From age 15 to 18, Spaak was the lead actress in at least 12 movies. As an adult, she appeared in many comedies and a few dramas from the mid-1960s through the early 1980s. Most of them were for the Italian film industry, with some Hollywood or international productions.
Among her most notable titles are Circle of Love (1964), The Man, the Woman and the Money (1965), The Incredible Army of Brancaleone (1966), Adultery Italian Style (1966), Hotel (1967), the sex comedy The Libertine (1969), Diary of a Telephone Operator (1969), the drama The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971), the nunsploitation film Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973), the controversial My Darling Slave (1973), the western Take a Hard Ride (1975), Sunday Lovers (1980), Miele di donna (1981) and Alice (2010).
As a singer, Spaak was regarded by some as the Italian equivalent of French chanteuse Françoise Hardy, some of whose songs she recorded in 1963. She recorded under the label DET under the direction of Maestro Ezio Leoni, who previously produced Françoise Hardy.
Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see portrait of a young and beautiful Catherine Spaak in the 1960s.