Maria Schell

Birthday: Jan 15, 1926
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Her father was a Swiss poet-playwright, her mother, an Austrian actress. At age 16 she debuted onscreen in a Swiss production. She played intense, soulful leads in films of a number of nations. For her work in Helmut Kautner's Die letzte Brucke/The Last Bridge (1954) she won the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress award; she won the Venice Festival Best Actress Award for Rene Clement's Gervaise. She tended to play weepy, suffering women, a type that was much less popular with audiences in the '60s; her career went into decline and she retired in 1963. In 1968 she returned to films in occasional character roles. She is the sister of actor Maximilian Schell.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Bis Wir Uns Wiedersehn Actor 2013
No Score Yet L'assassin connaît la musique... (The Murderer Knows the Score) Actor 2012
58% My Sister Maria Actor 2002
No Score Yet Nineteen Nineteen Sophie Rubin 1986
No Score Yet Král Drozdia Brada (King Thrushbeard) Actor 1984
No Score Yet Samson and Delilah Deborah 1984
No Score Yet La passante du Sans-Souci (The Passerby) Anna Helwig 1982
No Score Yet Inside the Third Reich Mrs. Speer 1982
No Score Yet Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo (Just A Gigolo) Mutti 1979
No Score Yet Christmas Lilies of the Field Mother Maria 1979
94% Superman Vond-Ah 1978
89% Voyage of the Damned Mrs. Hauser 1976
64% The Odessa File Frau Miller 1974
No Score Yet Il Trono di fuoco (The Bloody Judge) Mother Rosa 1970
No Score Yet The Devil by the Tail (Le diable par la queue) La comtesse Diane 1969
No Score Yet 99 Women (Der Heiße Tod) Leoni 1969
No Score Yet The Mark Mrs. Ruth Leighton 1961
100% White Nights (Le Notti Bianche) Natalia 1961
No Score Yet Cimarron Sabra Cravat born Venable 1960
No Score Yet The Hanging Tree Elizabeth Mahler 1959
No Score Yet Une Vie (End of Desire) (One Life) Jeanne Dandieu 1958
22% The Brothers Karamazov Grushenka 1957
No Score Yet Rose Bernd (The Sins of Rose Bernd) Rose Bernd 1957
No Score Yet Gervaise Gervaise Macquart 1956
No Score Yet Napoleon Marie-Louise d'Autriche 1955
No Score Yet The Rats (Die Ratten) Pauline Karka 1955
No Score Yet So Little Time Nicole de Malvines 1953
No Score Yet The Heart of the Matter Helen Rolt 1953
No Score Yet Dreaming Lips Liss 1953
No Score Yet The Magic Box Helena Friese-Greene 1952
No Score Yet The Angel with the Trumpet Anna Linden 1950


No Score Yet Kojak
  • 1976


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