She accepted it reluctantly after Baratier explained he wanted a Tunisian actress rather than an Italian to star in the main role opposite the Egyptian actor Omar Sharif.
It was terrible, but the best thing is that my wonderful Patrick was born from that violence.
She was also compared to Brigitte Bardot, with whom she would end up making one film the 1971 French western Frenchie King.
This film helped her gain attention and was where she was spotted by Jacques Baratier, who asked her to play a role in his work, Goha.
The 1960s produced some of the most iconic actresses of modern film—figures that we still revere for their style and nonchalant beauty.