Maria Schneider (I) (1952–2011)


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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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(1972)
(1975)
Cari genitori Antonia
(1973)

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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 The Key
Solange
 2007 La vie d'artiste
L'épouse de Joseph Costals
 2006 Quale amore
Marie
 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 The Repentant
Charlotte's sister
 2000 Actors
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
 1994 La lettre de Jean (Short)
 1993 Des héros ordinaires (TV Series)
Leila Chaouen
- Contrôle d'identité (1993) ... Leila Chaouen
 1992 Savage Nights
Noria
 1992 Au pays des Juliets
Raissa
 1991 Écrans de Sable
Sarah
 1991 The Conviction
Gitana
 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 Crime of Honour (TV Movie)
Madeline Dyer
 1984 Buio nella valle (TV Mini-Series)
 1983 Balles perdues
Vera
 1982 Looking for Jesus
Francesca
 1981 Sezona mira u Parizu
Elen
 1980 Weiße Reise
 1980 Mama Dracula
Nancy Hawaii
 1980 Merry-Go-Round
Léo
 1980 Haine
Madeleine
 1979 Een vrouw als Eva
Liliane
 1978 Voyage au jardin des morts
Hypolyte
 1978 Io sono mia
Suna
 1977 Violanta
Laura
 1975 Scar Tissue
Michelle
 1975 The Passenger
Girl
 1973 Merry-Go-Round
Das Süsse Mädel / The Sweetheart / The Girl
 1973 Cari genitori
Antonia
 1972 Last Tango in Paris
Jeanne
 1972 What a Flash!
 1972 Hellé
Nicole
 1972 The Old Maid
Mome
 1971 Les jambes en l'air
Sarah Grandblaise
 1970 The Love Mates
La jeune acheteuse
 1969 Les femmes (uncredited)
 1969 The Christmas Tree (uncredited)
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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

I almost refused to do the film [Last Tango in Paris (1972)]. I had an offer to star in another film, with Alain Delon, but my agency, William Morris, said: "It's a leading role with Marlon Brando--you can't refuse". I was so young and relatively inexperienced and I didn't understand all of the film's sexual content. I had a bit of a bad feeling about it all. See more »

Trivia:

She was originally cast to play the part of "Conchita" in Luis Buñuel's last film That Obscure Object of Desire (1977). She did not get along with the Spanish director and rejected his stereotypical ideas of women for the role he had in mind. After a few days of shooting she was replaced by actresses (Ángela Molina and Carole Bouquet). See more »

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