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Also Known As: Gritli Schell, Margarete Schell Died: April 26, 2005
Born: January 15, 1926 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Vienna, , AT Profession:

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Wistful leading lady, in international films from the early 1940s, whose career crested in the 50s. Schell garnered acclaim for her performances in Helmut Kautner's "The Last Bridge" (1955), Luchino Visconti's "White Nights" (1957) and Alexandre Astruc's "End of Desire" (1958). Her appeal quickly diminished with the advance of the 1960s and, following a five year retirement beginning in 1963, she reappeared in a number of character roles. Sister of actor/director Maximilian Schell.

Wistful leading lady, in international films from the early 1940s, whose career crested in the 50s. Schell garnered acclaim for her performances in Helmut Kautner's "The Last Bridge" (1955), Luchino Visconti's "White Nights" (1957) and Alexandre Astruc's "End of Desire" (1958). Her appeal quickly diminished with the advance of the 1960s and, following a five year retirement beginning in 1963, she reappeared in a number of character roles. Sister of actor/director Maximilian Schell.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 1919 (1986) Sophie Rubin
2.
 Samson and Delilah (1984) Deborah
3.
 Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979) Mother Maria
4.
 Erste Polka, Die (1978) Valeska
5.
 Just a Gigolo (1978) Mutti
6.
 Superman:The Movie (1978) Vond-Ah
7.
 Voyage Of The Damned (1976) Mrs Miriam Hauser
8.
 Folies bourgeoises (1976) Gretel
9.
 The Odessa File (1974) Mrs Miller
10.
 The Devil by the Tail (1969) Diane
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husband:
Horst Hachler. Director. Married 1957-65.
husband:
Veit Relin. Director. Second husband; divorced.

Family close complete family listing

mother:
Margarete Schell. Actor.
brother:
Maximilian Schell. Actor, director, producer, writer.
daughter:
Marie-Theres Kroetz. Married Franz Xaver Kroetz.

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