"I hesitate to bring this up when talking to the Tunisian-born Cardinale ahead of an upcoming Melbourne retrospective devoted to her work, thinking she may be long over it.
"I needn't have worried. Not only does she not mind but Cardinale, who at 71 is still making films and appearing in theatre, finds the comparison "fantastic". For her, Bardot "was the most beautiful actress", the male equivalent, she adds, being Marlon Brando..."
The feature is hooked on an upcoming retrospective screening season devoted to Cardinale at Melbourne's ACMI. Hmm. Yet again I think I may be living in the wrong city...