Maria Schneider

Actor
This sultry brunette actress began appearing in secondary parts in 1969 but came to prominence opposite Marlon Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci's study of existential eroticism, "Last Tango in Paris" (1972). Schneider also ... Read more »
Born: 03/27/1952 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (24)

Cercasi Gesu 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Vie D'artiste 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Quale Amore 2006 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

Aqua Teen Hunger Force 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Repentant 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Something to Believe In 1997 (Movie)

Maria Faccino (Actor)

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre 1996 (Movie)

Mrs Rochester (Actor)

Savage Nights 1994 (Movie)

Noria (Actor)

Au Pays des Juliets 1991 (Movie)

Raissa (Actor)

Ecrans de Sable 1991 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Bunker Palace Hotel 1989 (Movie)

Muriel (Actor)

Residence surveillee 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Song For Europe 1984 (Movie)

Madeleine (Actor)

Balles Perdues 1982 (Movie)

Vera (Actor)

Mamma Dracula 1979 (Movie)

Nancy Hawaii (Actor)

Een Vrouw Als Eva 1978 (Movie)

Liliane (Actor)

Haine 1978 (Movie)

Madeleine (Actor)

Io Sono Mia 1978 (Movie)

Suna (Actor)

La Derobade 1978 (Movie)

Maloup (Actor)

The Passenger 1975 (Movie)

Girl (Actor)

Violanta 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Baby Sitter - Un maledetto pasticcio 1974 (Movie)

Michele Jeanson (Actor)

Last Tango in Paris 1972 (Movie)

Jeanne (Actor)

Crime of Honor (Movie)

Madeline Dyer (Actor)

Biography

This sultry brunette actress began appearing in secondary parts in 1969 but came to prominence opposite Marlon Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci's study of existential eroticism, "Last Tango in Paris" (1972). Schneider also starred opposite Jack Nicholson in Antonioni's "The Passenger" (1975) before her career was tarnished by scandal and drug use. Her high profile relationship with American heiress Joan Townsend had a negative effect as well, and her subsequent career consisted of mostly undistinguished, low-budget European films along the lines of "Memoirs of a French Whore" (1979) and "Mamma Dracula" (1980). In 1992, Schneider appeared in the controversial French film "Les Nuits fauve" ("Savage Nights") and was tapped by Franco Zeffirelli to play Mrs. Rochester in "Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre" (1996). More recently, she was featured as a woman who has faith in miracles in "Something to Believe In" (1998). The last movie she appeared in, director Guillaume Nicloux's "The Key," was released in 2007. Schneider passed away at age 59 after a long battle with cancer on Feb. 3, 2011.

Relationships

Daniel Gelin

Father
Schneider did not meet her father until she was 16

Marie Schneider

Mother
Romanian-born ran a bookstore in Paris

Joan Townsend

Companion
Had a relationship in the 1970s no longer together

Milestones

1998

Co-starred in "Something to Believe In"

1996

Appeared as Mrs. Rochester in "Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre"

1992

Had featured role in the controversial French film "Savage Nights"

1984

Made her TV debut in "Buio Nella Valle"

1975

Appeared opposite Jack Nicholson in "The Passenger"

1973

Gained international prominence starring opposite Marlon Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci's "Last Tango in Paris"

1968

Made feature acting debut in "Cesar Grand Blaise"

Made stage acting debut at age 15

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