BERLIN (AP) — Christine Kaufmann, an Austrian-born actor who became the country’s first Golden Globe winner and was married to Tony Curtis in the 1960s, has died. She was 72.
Kaufmann died in Munich after a battle with leukemia, her management company told the dpa news agency Tuesday.
Born in 1945, Kaufmann made her acting debut in 1952 and won a Golden Globe for her 1961 Hollywood debut, “Town Without Pity,” where she played alongside Kirk Douglas as a German girl raped by American soldiers.
She met Curtis the year later while filming “Taras Bulba” and the two married in 1963. They had two daughters before divorcing in 1968.
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While continuing to act, Kaufmann later in life also wrote health and beauty books, and established her own line of cosmetics.