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Birth information

23 September 1938 Vienna, Austria

Death information

29 May 1982 Paris, France

Given Name

Rosemarie Magdelena Albach-Retty

Nickname

Puppele

How tall is Romy Schneider?

1.62 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Daniel Biasini
Harry Meyen

Life Story of Romy Schneider

Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi (1955). Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation in Christine (1958), the remake of Max Ophüls's Liebelei (1933), where Magda Schneider once starred herself. During the shooting, she fell in love with her co-star Alain Delon and eventually moved with him to Paris. At that time, she started her international career collaborating with famous directors such as Luchino Visconti and Orson Welles. After Delon had broken up with her in 1964, she married Harry Meyen shortly after. Although she gave birth to a boy, David-Christopher, their relationship was difficult, so they divorced in 1975. Being unsatisfied with her personal life, she turned to alcohol and drugs, but her cinematic career -especially in France- remained intact. She was the first actress, receiving the new created César Award as "Best Actress" for her role in L'important c'est d'aimer (1975). Three years later, she was awarded again for A Simple Story (1978). After a short...

Publications and Magazines about Romy Schneider

Pascal Pacuito La double mort de Romy. 2002
Eva G. Baur Göttinnen des Jahrhunders. 2001
Pierre Benichou, Sylviane Pommier Romy Schneider, Ihre Filme - Ihr Leben. 1992
Francois Arnould, Francoise Gerber Romy Schneider. 1998
Marie Louise Steinbauer Die andere Romy - Momentaufnahmen. 1999
Martine Bartolomei Romy Schneider. 1992
Daniel Biasini Meine Romy. 1998
Frauke Hanck, Pit Schröder Romy Schneider und ihre Filme. 1980
Catherine Hermary-Vieille Romy. 1987
Michael Jürgs Der Fall Romy Schneider. 1991
Hildegard Knef Romy - Betrachtungen eines Lebensweges. 1984
Sylviane Pommiere Album Photos--Romy Schneider. 1983
Curt Riess Romy Schneider. 1990
Alice Schwarzer Romy Schneider - Mythos und Leben. 1998
Magda Schneider Wenn ich zurückschau. 1992
Renate Seydel Ich, Romy - Tagebuch eines Lebens. 1988
Renate Seydel Romy Schneider - Bilder ihres Lebens. 1987
Margret Steenfatt Eine Gemachte Frau. 1986
Gabor von Vaszay Romy. 1957
Giancarlo Botti Romy: C'es la Vie. 1992

Biographical movies about Romy Schneider

Romy Schneider - Eine Filmliebe in Frankreich 2002
Die Einzelkämpferin - Christiane Höllger über ihre Freundin Romy Schneider 2007
Ich über mich - Dokumentation über Romy Schneider 1992
Rosemarie Magdalena Albach, genannt Romy Schneider 1996
Romy Schneider - Eine Frau in drei Noten 2008
Romy 2009
Romy - Portrait eines Gesichts 1967
Zwei Bücher für Romy - Ein Besuch bei Renate Seydel 2007
3 Days in Quiberon 2018

What movies did Romy Schneider play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Die Spaziergängerin von Sans-Souci (1982) Elsa Wiener / Lina Baumstein, Das Verhör (1981) Chantal Martinaud, Die zwei Gesichter einer Frau (1981) Anna Brigatti Zighi, Die Bankiersfrau (1980) Emma Eckhert, Death Watch (1980) Katherine Mortenhoe, Bloodline (1979) Hélène Roffe-Martin, Womanlight (1979) Lydia Tovalski, A Simple Story (1978) Marie, Group Portrait with a Lady (1977) Leni Gruyten, Tausend Lieder ohne Ton (1977) Die Geliebte, Die Frau am Fenster (1976) Margot, Mado (1976) Hélène, The Old Gun (1975) Clara Dandieu, Dirty Hands (1975) Julie Wormser,...

Birth information

23 September 1938 Vienna, Austria

Death information

29 May 1982 Paris, France

Given Name

Rosemarie Magdelena Albach-Retty

Nickname

Puppele

How tall is Romy Schneider?

1.62 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Daniel Biasini
Harry Meyen

Life Story of Romy Schneider

Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi (1955). Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation in Christine (1958), the remake of Max Ophüls's Liebelei (1933), where Magda Schneider once starred herself. During the shooting, she fell in love with her co-star Alain Delon and eventually moved with him to Paris. At that time, she started her international career collaborating with famous directors such as Luchino Visconti and Orson Welles. After Delon had broken up with her in 1964, she married Harry Meyen shortly after. Although she gave birth to a boy, David-Christopher, their relationship was difficult, so they divorced in 1975. Being unsatisfied with her personal life, she turned to alcohol and drugs, but her cinematic career -especially in France- remained intact. She was the first actress, receiving the new created César Award as "Best Actress" for her role in L'important c'est d'aimer (1975). Three years later, she was awarded again for A Simple Story (1978). After a short...

Publications and Magazines about Romy Schneider

Pascal Pacuito La double mort de Romy. 2002
Eva G. Baur Göttinnen des Jahrhunders. 2001
Pierre Benichou, Sylviane Pommier Romy Schneider, Ihre Filme - Ihr Leben. 1992
Francois Arnould, Francoise Gerber Romy Schneider. 1998
Marie Louise Steinbauer Die andere Romy - Momentaufnahmen. 1999
Martine Bartolomei Romy Schneider. 1992
Daniel Biasini Meine Romy. 1998
Frauke Hanck, Pit Schröder Romy Schneider und ihre Filme. 1980
Catherine Hermary-Vieille Romy. 1987
Michael Jürgs Der Fall Romy Schneider. 1991
Hildegard Knef Romy - Betrachtungen eines Lebensweges. 1984
Sylviane Pommiere Album Photos--Romy Schneider. 1983
Curt Riess Romy Schneider. 1990
Alice Schwarzer Romy Schneider - Mythos und Leben. 1998
Magda Schneider Wenn ich zurückschau. 1992
Renate Seydel Ich, Romy - Tagebuch eines Lebens. 1988
Renate Seydel Romy Schneider - Bilder ihres Lebens. 1987
Margret Steenfatt Eine Gemachte Frau. 1986
Gabor von Vaszay Romy. 1957
Giancarlo Botti Romy: C'es la Vie. 1992

Biographical movies about Romy Schneider

Romy Schneider - Eine Filmliebe in Frankreich 2002
Die Einzelkämpferin - Christiane Höllger über ihre Freundin Romy Schneider 2007
Ich über mich - Dokumentation über Romy Schneider 1992
Rosemarie Magdalena Albach, genannt Romy Schneider 1996
Romy Schneider - Eine Frau in drei Noten 2008
Romy 2009
Romy - Portrait eines Gesichts 1967
Zwei Bücher für Romy - Ein Besuch bei Renate Seydel 2007
3 Days in Quiberon 2018

What movies did Romy Schneider play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Die Spaziergängerin von Sans-Souci (1982) Elsa Wiener / Lina Baumstein, Das Verhör (1981) Chantal Martinaud, Die zwei Gesichter einer Frau (1981) Anna Brigatti Zighi, Die Bankiersfrau (1980) Emma Eckhert, Death Watch (1980) Katherine Mortenhoe, Bloodline (1979) Hélène Roffe-Martin, Womanlight (1979) Lydia Tovalski, A Simple Story (1978) Marie, Group Portrait with a Lady (1977) Leni Gruyten, Tausend Lieder ohne Ton (1977) Die Geliebte, Die Frau am Fenster (1976) Margot, Mado (1976) Hélène, The Old Gun (1975) Clara Dandieu, Dirty Hands (1975) Julie Wormser,...

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Daughter of Wolf Albach-Retty and Magda Schneider

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Romy Schneider and Wendelin Werner in Die Spaziergängerin von Sans-Souci (1982)

Granddaughter of Rosa Albach-Retty and Karl Albach.

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Mother of Sarah Biasini and David Haubenstock.

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Romy Schneider and Hans Ziegler in Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin (1957)

Portrayed on a postage stamp issued on Oct. 3, 1998 by the French Post Office.

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In 8 Women (2002), when Louise (Emmanuelle Béart) shows a picture of her former employer, it is a picture of Romy Schneider.

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Romy Schneider in Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin (1957)

Good friends with German Bundeskanzler Willy Brandt. She was one of many celebrities supporting his politics of social novation.

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30 April 2005: Ranked #1 in a list by tabloid "Bild" searching the "50 most beautiful Germans ever".

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Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm in Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin (1957)

Was good friends with French actor Jean-Claude Brialy and French TV presenter Michel Drucker.

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César award winner in 1976 and 1978. In 2008 she was awarded an honorary César.

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Romy Schneider in Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin (1957)

Stepfather was Hans-Herbert Blatzheim, a pub owner in Cologne/ Germany.

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Her role as Chantal in Das Verhör (1981) was played by Monica Bellucci in the American remake of the film Under Suspicion (2000).

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Romy Schneider in Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin (1957)

Was good friends with director Luchino Visconti.

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Romy Schneider and Walther Reyer in Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin (1957)

Shares birthday with French stage actor Jean Piat, singer Ray Charles, actor Gino Paoli and Spanish singer Julio Iglesias.

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Romy Schneider and Senta Wengraf in Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin (1957)

Had a younger brother named Wolfgang Albach-Retty.

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Romy Schneider in Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (1956)

Her first husband Harry Meyen, a stage director, committed suicide in Hamburg on 15 April 1979.

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Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, and Walther Reyer in Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (1956)

Is buried at Boissy-Sans-Avoir cemetery.

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Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm in Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (1956)

Was nicknamed "Miss worried".

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Her son - with Harry Meyen - David-Christopher (David Haubenstock) died in France on 5 July 1981 after being impaled on a fence.

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After her first movie, Wolf Albach-Retty wrote his daughter: "Put your childhood in your pocket and run away because that's everything you have!".

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Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm in Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (1956)

Pedro Almodóvar's film All About My Mother (1999) is partially dedicated to her.

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She never overcame the loss of her son. She suffered from depressions after his death resulting in an alcohol problem.

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Romy Schneider and Gustav Knuth in Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (1956)

Pro-choice activist and supporter of the feminist movement.

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Romy Schneider and Gustav Knuth in Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (1956)

1953: Graduated at the Goldstein boarding school near Salzburg, Austria.

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Romy Schneider in Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (1956)

24 November 2006: Ranked #3 in a survey by network ZDF searching Germany's all-time favorite actor, which made her the highest ranked woman.

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Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, and Vilma Degischer in Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (1956)

2000: Is portrayed on a 110 + 50 pfennig postage stamp by Deutsche Post.

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Romy Schneider in Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (1956)

Was good friends with Marlene Dietrich, one of her idols.

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Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm in Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (1956)

1999: Was voted "Greatest actress of all time" by the readers of French newspaper "Le Parisien".

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Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm in Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (1956)

Her 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.

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Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm in Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (1956)

Alain 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).

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Romy Schneider in Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (1956)

30 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.).

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Romy Schneider, Magda Schneider, and Vilma Degischer in Sissi (1955)

The Prix Romy Schneider, named after her, has been awarded to young actresses by the French movie business since 1984.

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Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, and Magda Schneider in Sissi (1955)

Her favorite co-star was the French actor Michel Piccoli.

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Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm in Sissi (1955)

Best friends with French actor Michel Piccoli.

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Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, and Vilma Degischer in Sissi (1955)

Was close friends with Yves Montand.

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Romy Schneider in Sissi (1955)

Is portrayed by Yvonne Catterfeld in "Romy" (2011) and Jessica Schwarz in Romy (2009).

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Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm in Sissi (1955)

Was 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.

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Romy Schneider and Magda Schneider in Sissi (1955)

Engaged to Horst Buchholz (1957-1958).

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Romy Schneider and Magda Schneider in Sissi (1955)

Recorded with Michel Piccoli the song entitled "Helene", for their film The Things of Life (1970)).

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Romy Schneider in Sissi (1955)

In January 1981, Alain Delon and Romy were named "the actors preferred by the public" in a French magazine.

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Romy Schneider and Vilma Degischer in Sissi (1955)

She smoked up to three packets of Marlboro cigarettes per day.

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Romy Schneider and Magda Schneider in Sissi (1955)

A 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 The Swimming Pool (1969)).

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Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm in Sissi (1955)

Good friend, Simone Signoret, convinced Romy to do her last film, Die Spaziergängerin von Sans-Souci (1982), after the tragic death of her son, David Haubenstock.

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Romy Schneider in Sissi (1955)

Friends with Austrian actor Helmut Berger and French designer Coco Chanel. She would often wear clothes designed by Chanel during the 1960s and 1970s.

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Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm in Sissi (1955)

Older half-sister of Sacha Darwin.

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Romy Schneider in Sissi (1955)

Was close friends with her Sissi (1955) co-star, Karlheinz Böhm.

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Romy Schneider, Magda Schneider, and Uta Franz in Sissi (1955)

She and Pascale Ogier are the only actors to receive a posthumous César nomination, for their performances in Die Spaziergängerin von Sans-Souci (1982) and Full Moon in Paris (1984), respectively.

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Romy Schneider in Sissi (1955)

Claude Petin - 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.

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