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 Maria Schneider

Maria Schneider

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 3 Feb 2011 (aged 58)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Ashes scattered at the foot of the Rock of the Virgin in Biarritz, France
Memorial ID 65123265 · View Source
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Actress. She was best known for her graphic, sexually-oriented role opposite Marlon Brando in the highly controversial 1972 film "Last Tango in Paris". Born in Paris, she was the daughter of actor Daniel Gelin, whom she did not meet until she was 16. Her mother was a bookstore owner of Rumanian descent. Schneider made her stage acting debut at age 15 with no prior training or experience, and began playing small roles in films in 1969. Selected by director Bernardo Bertolucci for the part of Jeanne (Brando's young lover) in "Last Tango in Paris", the picture launched her into international stardom. She had another memorable performance opposite Jack Nicholson in Michelangelo Antonioni's "The Passenger" (1975), but her subsequent career was tarnished by a scandalous personal life and she was relegated mostly to European B pictures. Her other credits include "The Love Mates" (1970), "Merry-Go-Round" (1973) and "Jane Eyre" (1996). Schneider died following a long illness.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 3 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65123265
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Schneider (27 Mar 1952–3 Feb 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65123265, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a Ashes scattered at the foot of the Rock of the Virgin in Biarritz, France.