Born Maria Christina Aumont into a family of French-Jewish and Dominican descent, her father was actor Jean-Pierre Aumont, her mother was actress Maria Montez. Her mother died when Tina was five years old. She spent much of her childhood with various relatives and after her father married actress Marisa Pavan, Tina was sent to live in a Swiss boarding school. In 1963 at the age of seventeen, she married French actor Christian Marquand (19 years her senior) and divorced him four years later. She followed her parent’s paths into the film industry and marked her motion picture debut in the British production “Modesty Blaise” (1966). Her exotic beauty enabled her to enjoy a successful career in Italian films. She may be best known for her starring role in Tinto Brass’ “The Howl” (1968). On occasion, she would make an impression in Hollywood in such films as “Texas Across the River” (1966) opposite Dean Martin. Her other notable films include “Fellini’s Casanova” (1976) and “Holocaust 2” (1980). She died from a pulmonary embolism in France and was interred next to her mother.
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Saw her in Texas Across the River, a very under-rated western. She was excellent. This would be the arty Tinto Brass before he entered the upmarket exploitation business.