March 15th, 2009
Vintage article reprinted from 1966
Put two glamour girls together and you can have big trouble. But Marie Gomez says that she and Claudia Cardinale got along beautifully during the shooting of The Professionals. That’s Richard Brooks’ big new adventure film, and it may make Marie a big star.
She’s an exotically beautiful creature, half-Friench, half-Spanish. “The Marie is French,” she says, “so be sure to put down Marie and not Maria.”
She used to be a model in New York, but had some problems. She couldn’t do high fashion layouts – she wasn’t skinny enough. “The photographers used to tease me,” she says, in her delicious French accent. “They said I had a face for Vogue but a body for Playboy.”
As for her realtionship with Cardinale, Marie shrugs and that’s an exciting gesure, because she has a lot to shrug with. “Why should we not get along? There were two girls in the script and she cannot play them both. She is nice – different from Gina Lollobrigida. Once, in Italy, I met Lollobrigida and she gave me a very funny look. I wonder why? I only just met her.”