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Romy Schneider

Biography

She portrayed Elisabeth of Austria in the historical film Ludwig, that was directed by Luchino Visconti. Her part as Empress Elisabeth in Sissi bolstered her popularity. She made an appearance in the film When the White colored Lilacs Bloom Once again when she was fifteen years of age. She performed the part of Marie in the French episode, A Simple Tale. She experienced two kids and was wedded double; her last relationship was to Daniel Biasini in 1975. She is at the film Boccaccio ’70, that was directed by Luchino Visconti.

Quick Facts


Full Name Romy Schneider
Date Of Birth September 23, 1938
Died May 29, 1982, 7th arrondissement, Paris, France
Place Of Birth Vienna, Austria
Height 1.62 m
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality French, German, Austrian
Spouse Daniel Biasini, Harry Meyen
Children Sarah Biasini, David Haubenstock
Parents Magda Schneider, Wolf Albach-Retty
Siblings Sacha Darwin, Wolfi Albach-Retty
Awards César Award for Best Actress, Honorary César, David di Donatello Special Award, German Film Award for Best Overall Acting Performance
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama
Movies Sissi, The Swimming Pool, Sissi - The Young Empress, The Things of Life, Sissi - Fateful Years of an Empress, That Most Important Thing: Love, César and Rosalie, What's New Pussycat?, The Passerby, Max and the Junkmen, The Old Gun, Boccaccio '70, Ludwig, A Simple Story, Good Neighbor Sam, The Cardinal, Victoria in Dover, Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno, Innocents with Dirty Hands, Under Suspicion, The Trial, Lady Caliph, Mädchen in Uniform, When the White Lilacs Bloom Again, The Train, The Infernal Trio, Love at the Top, Adorable Sinner, The Lady Banker, Triple Cross, Christine, The Victors, Love from Paris, My Lover, My Son, Ghost of Love, The Assassination of Trotsky, Death Watch, An Angel on Wheels, 10:30 P.M. Summer, Scampolo, Womanlight, Mado, The Girl and the Legend, Le combat dans l'île, Une femme à sa fenêtre, Kitty and the Great Big World, Group Portrait with a Lady, La Voleuse, Eva, Bloodline, Love at Sea
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1She was in a relationship with Swiss actor Bruno Ganz at the beginning of the 70s.
2Was fluent in three languages: her native German, French and English.
3Had a striking resemblance to her friend Simone Signoret. Although they never appeared in a movie together, Romy appeared in L'enfer (1964) alongside Signoret's daughter, Catherine Allégret.
4She was a favorite of Coco Chanel and one of very few clients that Chanel would see personally.
5Was strongly considered to play the title role in Mademoiselle (1966) by the time Georges Franju had been approached to direct the project. But Franju had grown enamored with the acting skills of his frequent collaborator Emmanuelle Riva, whom he introduced to screenwriter Jean Genet as his ideal pick for the part. Genet was very enthusiastic about the idea and, when Franju mentioned Schneider, he stated: 'You've shown me a jewel, I won't swop it against a false pearl, and German at that'. Franju never helmed the project and later remarked that he would have made the movie straight away had he agreed to Romy's casting, but he had been too partial to Emmanuelle. The film was eventually directed by Tony Richardson and starred Jeanne Moreau.
6Claude Pétin - Schneider's friend and Laurent Pétin's sister - says that Schneider no longer drank at the time of her death, and that her cardiac arrest was due to a kidney operation she had months before.
7She and Pascale Ogier are the only actors to receive a posthumous César nomination, for their performances in La passante du Sans-Souci (1982) and Les nuits de la pleine lune (1984), respectively.
8Was close friends with her Sissi (1955) co-star, Karlheinz Böhm.
9Older half-sister of Sacha Darwin.
10Friends with Austrian actor Helmut Berger and French designer Coco Chanel. She would often wear clothes design by Chanel during the 1960s and 1970s.
11Good friend, Simone Signoret, convinced Romy to do her last film, La passante du Sans-Souci (1982), after the tragic death of her son, David Haubenstock.
12A telephone chart representing Romy circulated in France in 1994, at the time of a campaign celebrating French cinema, with images of actors and actresses extracted from films and showing them on the telephone. The phone card with Romy, was a photograph extracted from La Piscine (1969)).
13She smoked up to three packets of Marlboro cigarettes per day.
14In January 1981, Alain Delon and Romy were named "the actors preferred by the public" in a French magazine.
15Recorded with Michel Piccoli the song entitled "Helene", for their film The Things of Life (1970)).
16Engaged to Horst Buchholz (1957-1958).
17Was once considered and in talks with director Claude Lelouch to play the part of Anne Gauthier (that eventually went to Anouk Aimée) in A Man and a Woman (1966), but couldn't come to an agreement.
18Is portrayed by Yvonne Catterfeld in "Romy" (2011) and Jessica Schwarz in Romy (2009).
19Was close friends with Yves Montand.
20Best friends with French actor Michel Piccoli.
21Her favorite co-star was the French actor Michel Piccoli.
22The Prix Romy Schneider, named after her, has been awarded to young actresses by the French movie business since 1984.
2330 October 1974: Her appearance on Je später der Abend... (1973) made German television history when she passionately remarked to Burkhard Driest, a bank robber and author: "Sie gefallen mir. Sie gefallen mir sehr." (I like you. I like you a lot.).
24Alain Delon placed a piece of paper with the following words on her tomb: "Tu n'as jamais été aussi belle, tu vois j'ai appris quelques mots allemands pour toi: Ich liebe dich meine Liebe" (You have never been so beautful, you see that I learned some words in German for you: I love you my love).
25Her last longtime companion was Laurent Pétin, who found her dead in her Paris apartment on 29 May 1982. Although she was declared to have died from cardiac arrest, the media suggested that she committed suicide by taking a cocktail of alcohol and sleeping pills.
261999: Was voted "Greatest actress of all time" by the readers of French newspaper "Le Parisien".
27Was good friends with Marlene Dietrich, one of her idols.
282000: Is portrayed on a 110 + 50 pfennig postage stamp by Deutsche Post.
2924 November 2006: Ranked #3 in a survey by network ZDF searching Germany's all-time favorite actor, which made her the highest ranked woman.
301953: Graduated at the Goldstein boarding school near Salzburg, Austria.
31Pro-choice activist and supporter of the feminist movement.
32She never overcame the loss of her son. She suffered from depressions after his death resulting in an alcohol problem.
33Pedro Almodóvar's film All About My Mother (1999) is partially dedicated to her.
34After her first movie, Wolf Albach-Retty wrote his daughter: "Put your childhood in your pocket and run away because that's everything you have!".
35Her son - with Harry Meyen - David-Christopher (David Haubenstock) died in France on 5 July 1981 after being impaled on a fence.
36Was nicknamed "Miss worried".
37Is buried at Boissy-Sans-Avoir cemetery.
38Her first husband Harry Meyen, a stage director, committed suicide in Hamburg on 15 April 1979.
39Had a younger brother named Wolfgang Albach-Retty.
40Shares birthday with French stage actor Jean Piat, singer Ray Charles, actor Gino Paoli and Spanish singer Julio Iglesias.
41Was good friends with director Luchino Visconti.
42Her role as Chantal in Garde à vue (1981) was played by Monica Bellucci in the American remake of the film Under Suspicion (2000).
43Stepfather was Hans-Herbert Blatzheim, a pub owner in Cologne/ Germany.
44Cesar award winner.
45Was good friends with French actor Jean-Claude Brialy and French TV presenter Michel Drucker.
4630 April 2005: Ranked #1 in a list by tabloid "Bild" searching the "50 most beautiful Germans ever".
47Good friends with German Bundeskanzler Willy Brandt. She was one of many celebrities supporting his politics of social novation.
48In 8 femmes (2002), when Louise (Emmanuelle Béart) shows a picture of her former employer, it is a picture of Romy Schneider.
49Portrayed on a postage stamp issued on Oct. 3, 1998 by the French Post Office.
50Mother of Sarah Biasini and David Haubenstock.
51Engaged to Alain Delon from 1959 to 1964.
52Granddaughter of Rosa Albach-Retty and Karl Albach.
53Daughter of Wolf Albach-Retty and Magda Schneider


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La passante du Sans-Souci1982Elsa Wiener / Lina Baumstein
Garde1981Chantal Martinaud
Fantasma d'amore1981Anna Brigatti Zighi
La banquière1980Emma Eckhert
Death Watch1980Katherine Mortenhoe
Womanlight1979Lydia Tovalski
Bloodline1979Hélène Roffe-Martin
A Simple Story1978Marie
Group Portrait with a Lady1977Leni Gruyten
Tausend Lieder ohne Ton1977TV MovieDie Geliebte (uncredited)
Une femme1976Margot (Santorini)
Mado1976Hélène
The Old Gun1975Clara Dandieu
Dirty Hands1975Julie Wormser
That Most Important Thing: Love1975Nadine Chevalier
Le trio infernal1974Philomena Schmidt
Un amour de pluie1974Elizabeth
Le mouton enragé1974Roberte Groult
Le train1973Anna Kupfer
Ludwig1973Elisabeth of Austria
César and Rosalie1972Rosalie
The Assassination of Trotsky1972Gita Samuels
The Hero1971Nira
La califfa1970Irene Corsini detta 'La Califfa' -la bella e fiera vedova di un operaio ucciso
Qui?1970Marina
My Lover My Son1970Francesca Anderson
The Things of Life1970Hélène
Otley1969Imogen
La Piscine1969Marianne
Triple Cross1966The Countess
10:30 P.M. Summer1966Claire
La voleuse1966Julia Kreuz
What's New Pussycat1965Carole
L'enfer1964Odette
Good Neighbor Sam1964Janet Lagerlof
L'amour1964La vedette
The Cardinal1963Annemarie
The Victors1963Regine
The Trial1962Leni
Le combat dans l'île1962Anne
Boccaccio '701962Pupe (segment "Il lavoro")
Die Sendung der Lysistrata1961TV MovieMyrrhine / Uschi Hellwig
Purple Noon1960Freddy's companion (uncredited)
Adorable Sinner1959Katia
Die schöne Lügnerin1959Fanny Emmetsrieder
An Angel on Wheels1959Line
Die Halbzarte1959Nicole
Christine1958Christine Weiring
Mädchen in Uniform1958Manuela von Meinhardis
Scampolo1958Scampolo
Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin1957Empress Elisabeth of Austria Sissi
Monpti1957Anne-Claire Jouvain
The Girl and the Legend1957Maud
Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin1956Sissi
Kitty und die große Welt1956Kitty Dupont
Sissi1955Sissi
Der letzte Mann1955Niddy Hoevelmann
Die Deutschmeister1955Constanze ("Stanzi") Hübner
The Story of Vickie1954Princess Victoria / Queen Victoria
Feuerwerk1954Anna Oberholzer
Wenn der weiße Flieder wieder blüht1953Evchen Forster (as Romy Schneider-Albach)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
César and Rosalie1972"La Lettre De Rosalie"
The Things of Life1970performer: "La Chanson D'Hélène"
Die schöne Lügnerin1959performer: "Ja, man verliebt sich"
Die Deutschmeister1955performer: "Wenn die Vöglein Musizieren"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All About My Mother1999dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Champs-Elysées1982TV SeriesHerself
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny1982TV MovieHerself
La nuit des Césars1976-1981TV Series documentaryHerself - César de la meilleure actrice / Herself / Herself - Nominee: Best Leading Actress
Stars1980TV SeriesHerself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1976-1980TV SeriesHerself
Der große Preis1979TV SeriesHerself
Numéro 11978TV SeriesHerself
Kein Kommentar1976TV Series documentaryHerself
Abendschau1975TV SeriesHerself
Je später der Abend...1974TV SeriesHerself
Grosse Fische, kleine Fische1973TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bailey on Visconti1972TV Movie documentaryHerself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1971TV Series documentaryHerself
Der Star-Gast1971TV SeriesHerself
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV Series
Treffpunkte1970-1971TV Series documentaryHerself
Apropos Film1970TV Series documentaryHerself
Hinter der Leinwand1966-1970TV Series documentaryHerself
Neues aus der Welt des Films1970TV SeriesHerself
Sacha show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Hope Christmas Special1970TV SpecialHerself
Laugh-In1969TV SeriesHerself
The Dean Martin Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1969TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Die Drehscheibe1969TV SeriesHerself
Paris aktuell1969TV Series documentaryHerself
Stars in der Manege1969TV Series documentaryHerself
Dim Dam Dom1968TV SeriesHerself - Host
Romy - Portrait eines Gesichts1967TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator / Leni / Julia Kreuz
The Merv Griffin Show1963TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Showman1963DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Cinépanorama1961TV Series documentaryHerself
Aktuelle Schaubude1959TV SeriesHerself
Hier und heute1958TV SeriesHimself
Filmstadt Berlin1958TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1958TV SeriesHerself
Zu Gast bei Margot Hielscher1955TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le grand show2016TV SeriesHerself
Alles ist Liebe2014Sissi (uncredited)
Sisi ... und ich erzähle euch die Wahrheit2012DocumentarySissi
DAS!2012TV SeriesHerself
Un jour, un destin2010TV Series documentaryHerself / Various roles
David Bailey: Four Beats to the Bar and No Cheating2010Video documentaryHerself
Romy Schneider - Eine Nahaufnahme2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot2009DocumentaryOdette
Romy Schneider - Eine Frau in drei Noten2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Sauvages seventies2008TV Series documentaryHerself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHerself
Die Einzelkämpferin - Christiane Höllger über ihre Freundin Romy Schneider2007Video documentary shortHerself
Ein Leben wie im Flug2007TV MovieHerself
Publicité et cinéma: Une histoire de famille2006TV Short documentaryHerself
Unsere Besten2003-2006TV SeriesHerself
Graffiti 602005TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Horst Buchholz... mein Papa2005DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Cineastas contra magnates2005DocumentaryLeni (in 'Le Procès')
Filmlegenden. Deutsch2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tage und Nächte in Paris2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
René Deltgen - Der sanfte Rebell2004TV Movie documentary uncredited
Les 40 ans de la 22004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Sendung ohne Namen2002-2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Romy Schneider, étrange étrangère2002TV Special documentaryHerself
Howard Hughes: The Man and the Madness1999TV Movie documentaryGreta Garbo
Luchino Visconti1999Documentary
Legenden1998TV Series documentaryHerself
François Chalais, la vie comme un roman1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
Rosemarie Magdalena Albach, genannt Romy Schneider1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ich über mich - Dokumentation über Romy Schneider1992Documentary
Le cinéma dans les yeux1987Herself
Il était une fois: Le gala de l'union des artistes1980TV Movie documentaryHerself
Forever My Love1962Princess Elisabeth

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Honorary CésarCésar Awards, FrancePosthumously. The award was presented by Alain Delon
1982Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Performance in a Foreign Film (Mejor Interpretación en Película Extranjera)Fantasma d'amore (1981)
1979CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Actress (Meilleure actrice)Une histoire simple (1978)
1979Special DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsUne histoire simple (1978)
1977Film Award in GoldGerman Film AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Beste darstellerische Leistung - Weibliche Hauptrolle)Gruppenbild mit Dame (1977)
1976CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Actress (Meilleure actrice)L'important c'est d'aimer (1975)
1975Best ActressTaormina International Film FestivalL'important c'est d'aimer (1975)
1958Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Actress (Meilleure actrice)La passante du Sans-Souci (1982)
1980CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Actress (Meilleure actrice)Clair de femme (1979)
1977CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Actress (Meilleure actrice)Une femme (1976)
1964Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress - DramaThe Cardinal (1963)
1959Film Award in GoldGerman Film AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Beste darstellerische Leistung - Weibliche Hauptrolle)Mädchen in Uniform (1958)
1958BambiBambi AwardsBest Actress - NationalSissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin (1957)
1957BambiBambi AwardsBest Actress - NationalSissi - Die junge Kaiserin (1956)
1956BambiBambi AwardsBest Actress - NationalSissi (1955)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1971Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)
1959Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)
1955BambiBambi AwardsBest Actress - NationalMädchenjahre einer Königin (1954)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1977Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)
1972Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)
1957Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)


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#Quote
1[In a letter to her friend Simone Signoret] I don't know anything about life, but everything about cinema.
2I want to learn, I want to develop, I want to discover all that is in me.
3I am not afraid of nothing in the world. Except ego.
4I wish to present myself in front of the camera, each time under the features of a different woman, I would like to live and apprehend the problems, the conflicts, the feelings and the impulses of women radically different from me.
5I cannot live without having a role to work.
6One can remain eternally young if each day, one grows rich by marvelous moments. I am convinced that at the end of my life, all these sufferings and all these joys, the memories, the goods like the bad ones, give us a heat which resembles those that give us and which love us.
7I am nothing in life, but everything on the screen.
8I've worked with the biggest tyrants: [Otto Preminger] Preminger, [Orson Welles] Welles, [Luchino Visconti] Visconti. Despots - they have contempt for most actors. When they meet someone who stands up to them, everything's great.
9You must not quote to me what I once said. I am wiser now.
10Memories are the best things in life, I think.
11[Alain Delon] Delon? Nothing is colder than a love that has passed away.
12I have the feeling that I was born in Vienna in order to live in Paris.
13Life must go on. My work gives me strength.
14Sissi sticks to me just like oatmeal.


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