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Maria Schneider (I) (1952–2011)


Maria Schneider was a French actress. At age 19 she became famous for Bernardo Bertolucci's film Last Tango in Paris (1972), and The Passenger (1975). As a teenager, she adored films, going to the cinema up to four times a week. She left home at 15 after an argument with her mother and went to Paris, where she made her stage acting debut that same ... See full bio »

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(age 58) in Paris, France

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Known For

Last Tango in Paris
(1972)
Cari genitori
Cari genitori Antonia
(1973)
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre Bertha
(1996)

Filmography

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 2008 A French Gigolo
Marie-Hélène
 2008 A.D. La guerre de l'ombre (TV Mini-Series)
Donatienne Klein
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Donatienne Klein
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Donatienne Klein
 2007 La clef
Solange
 2007 La vie d'artiste
L'épouse de Joseph Costals
 2006 Quale amore
 2006 Perds pas la boule! (Short)
Thelda
 2004 Au large de Bad Ragaz
Anna
 2004 Maigret (TV Series)
Mme Boursicault
- Maigret en meublé (2004) ... Mme Boursicault
 2002 La repentie
Charlotte's sister
 2000 Les acteurs
Maria Schneider
 1998 Il cuore e la spada (TV Movie)
Queen Maga of Ireland
 1998 Angelo nero (TV Movie)
Julia Mayfair
 1998 Something to Believe In
Maria Faccino
 1996 Jane Eyre
Bertha
 1995 Navarro (TV Series)
Samira
- L'ombre d'un père (1995) ... Samira
 1993 Des héros ordinaires (TV Series)
Leila Chaouen
- Contrôle d'identité (1993) ... Leila Chaouen
 1992 Les nuits fauves
Noria
 1992 Au pays des Juliets
Raissa
 1991 Écrans de sable
Sarah
 1991 The Conviction
La contadina
 1989 Bunker Palace Hôtel
Muriel
 1988 Silvia è sola (TV Movie)
 1987 L'or noir de Lornac (TV Series)
Brigitte
 1987 Résidence surveillée
Céline Fontaine
 1985 A Song for Europe (TV Movie)
Madeline Dyer
 1984 Buio nella valle (TV Mini-Series)
 1983 Balles perdues
Vera
 1982 Cercasi Gesù
Francesca
 1981 Merry-Go-Round
Léo
 1981 Sezona mira u Parizu
Elen
 1980 Weiße Reise
 1980 Mama Dracula
Nancy Hawaii
 1980 Haine
Madeleine
 1979 Een vrouw als Eva
Liliane
 1978 Io sono mia
Suna
 1978 Violanta
Laura
 1978 Voyage au jardin des morts
Hypolyte
 1975 La baby sitter
Michelle
 1975 Professione: reporter
Girl
 1973 Cari genitori
Antonia
 1973 Merry-Go-Round
Das Süsse Mädel / The Sweetheart / The Girl
 1972 Last Tango in Paris
Jeanne
 1972 What a Flash!
 1972 Hellé
Nicole
 1972 La vieille fille
Mome
 1971 Les jambes en l'air
Sarah Grandblaise
 1970 The Love Mates
La jeune acheteuse
 1969 Les femmes (uncredited)
 1969 L'arbre de Noël (uncredited)
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5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[asked if the the sex scenes in Last Tango in Paris (1972) were real] Not at all. There was no attraction between us. For me, he was more like a father figure and I a daughter. Marlon Brando said to me, 'You look just like Cheyenne (his daughter Cheyenne Brando, who committed suicide in 1995) with your baby face". He gave me advice about the movie industry. When I celebrated my 20th birthday ... See more »

Trivia:

She did finally finish "The Babysitter" and moved to Los Angeles, going on meetings and auditions but refusing to lie down on the casting couch. "She could have had a much bigger career," observed director Penelope Spheeris, a close friend at the time. "But I have a lot of respect for her. Think about it: To be such a sex symbol, to be so profoundly beautiful and have so much charisma and then ... See more »

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