Romy Schneider

Birthday: Sep 23, 1938
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
The daughter of two popular European actors -- Austrian leading man Wolf Albach-Retty and German film star Magda Schneider -- Romy Schneider began her own career at age 15. Billed as "The German Shirley Temple," Romy starred in a series of fluffy comedies about young Austro-Hungarian Empress Elizabeth, better known as Sissi. She matured rather quickly, right before the eyes of her most fervent fans, with a sexy assignment in director Luchino Visconti's Boccacio 70 (1962). She also successfully tackled a difficult role in Orson Welles' The Trial (1963). After playing a prostitute in the big-budget war film The Victors (1963), Romy began her largely unrewarding Hollywood career, where she was usually cast on the basis of her ripe figure and cute middle-European accent. Settling in France in the 1960s, Romy became one of that country's most respected actresses, winning Cesar awards for her performances in L'Important C'est d'Aimer (1975) and L'Histoire Simple (1978). In her last years, she was beset by several personal tragedies, including the accidental death of her 14-year-old son. Schneider was on the road to emotional and professional recovery when, in May of 1982, she was found dead in her Paris apartment; the official cause of death was heart failure, though many believe that she committed suicide.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Rediscover Sautet - Five Classics By Claude Sautet Actor 2015
No Score Yet Feuerwerk (Fireworks) Actor 2014
No Score Yet Max and the Junkmen Lily $18.2K 2012
No Score Yet La voleuse (Chimney No. 4) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Le mouton enragé Actor 2012
No Score Yet Robinson soll nicht sterben (The Girl and the Legend) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Die Halbzarte Actor 2012
No Score Yet Scampolo Actor 2012
No Score Yet L'enfer (Inferno) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Fire and Ice (Le combat dans l'ile) Actor 2011
100% L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno) Odette (archive footage) $24.5K 2010
No Score Yet Garde à vue (The Grilling) Actor 2001
No Score Yet La passante du Sans-Souci (The Passerby) Elsa Weiner/Lina Baumstein 1982
No Score Yet Fantasma d'amore Anna 1981
73% La Mort en direct (Death Watch) (Death in Full View) Katherine Mortenhoe 1980
No Score Yet La banquiere Emma Eckhert 1980
No Score Yet Clair de Femme Lydia 1979
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's 'Bloodline' Helene Martin 1979
No Score Yet Une Histoire Simple (A Simple Story) Marie 1978
No Score Yet Group Portrait with a Lady (Gruppenbild mit Dame) Leni Gruyten 1977
No Score Yet A Woman At Her Window (Une femme à sa fenêtre) Margot 1976
No Score Yet Mado Helene 1976
No Score Yet Le Vieux fusil (The Old Gun) (Vengeance One by One) Clara 1975
No Score Yet The Main Thing Is to Love Nadine Chevalier 1975
No Score Yet Dirty Hands Julie 1975
86% That Most Important Thing: Love (L'important c'est d'aimer) Actor 1975
No Score Yet Le trio infernal Philomena Schmidt 1974
No Score Yet Un Amour De Pluie Elizabeth 1974
No Score Yet Love at the Top Roberte 1974
No Score Yet Infernal Trio Actor 1974
No Score Yet Le Train Anna Kupfer 1973
38% Ludwig Elisabeth von Österreich 1973
No Score Yet The Assassination of Trotsky Gita Samuels 1972
No Score Yet Cesar and Rosalie Rosalie 1972
No Score Yet La califfa La Califfa 1971
No Score Yet Bloomfield (The Hero) Nira 1971
No Score Yet Les Choses de la Vie Helene 1970
No Score Yet Qui? Mariana 1970
100% The Swimming Pool (La Piscine) Marianne 1969
No Score Yet Otley Imogen 1968
No Score Yet Triple Cross Countess 1967
No Score Yet 10:30 P.M. Summer Claire 1966
29% What's New, Pussycat? Carole 1965
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam Janet Lagerlof 1964
60% The Cardinal Annemarie 1963
No Score Yet The Victors Regine 1963
88% Le Procès (The Trial) Leni 1962
91% Le Combat dans l'île (Fire and Ice) Anne 1962
75% Boccaccio '70 Pupe 1962
No Score Yet Forever My Love Princess Elisabeth/Sissi 1962
100% Purple Noon (Plein soleil) Freddy's Friend 1961
No Score Yet Mädchen in Uniform (Girls in Uniform) Manuela Von Meinhardie 1958
No Score Yet Monpti Actor 1957
No Score Yet Die Deutschmeister (A March for the Emperor) Stanzi Huebner 1955
No Score Yet Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress Sissi/Emperess Elisabeth 1955
No Score Yet Wenn der weiße Flieder wieder blüht (When the White Lilacs Bloom Again) Actor 1953

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