Romy Schneider


Actor
Romy Schneider

About

Also Known As
Rosemarie Albach-Retty
Birth Place
Austria
Born
September 23, 1938
Died
May 29, 1982

Biography

Sensual, intelligent leading lady who first earned international attention with her role in the Visconti-directed episode of "Boccaccio '70" (1962). Schneider has become something of a fixture in Claude Sautet's studies of French middle-class life; she has also appeared in films by Orson Welles ("The Trial" 1963), Clive Donner ("What's New, Pussycat?" 1965), Joseph Losey ("The Assassinat...

Biography

Sensual, intelligent leading lady who first earned international attention with her role in the Visconti-directed episode of "Boccaccio '70" (1962). Schneider has become something of a fixture in Claude Sautet's studies of French middle-class life; she has also appeared in films by Orson Welles ("The Trial" 1963), Clive Donner ("What's New, Pussycat?" 1965), Joseph Losey ("The Assassination of Trotsky" 1972) and Bertrand Tavernier (the underrated "Death Watch" 1979). Daughter of actors Wolf Albach-Retty and Magda Schneider, both born in 1908.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno (2009)
La Passante (1983)
Garde a Vue (1981)
Fantasma d'Amore (1981)
Anna
La Banquiere (1980)
Emma Eckert
Death Watch (1980)
Womanlight (1979)
Lydia
Bloodline (1979)
Une Histoire simple (1978)
Marie
Les Innocents aux mains Sales (1978)
Julie
That Most Important Thing: Love (1977)
Nadine
Group Portrait With A Lady (1977)
Leni Gruyten
Une femme a sa fenetre (1976)
Mado (1976)
A Woman At Her Window (1976)
Margot
The Old Gun (1975)
Le Vieux Fusil (1975)
Clara
Le Mouton Enrage (1974)
Un Amour de pluie (1974)
Elizabeth
Le Trio Infernal (1974)
Le Train (1973)
Ann
Ludwig (1972)
Empress Elisabetta
The Assassination Of Trotsky (1972)
Gita
Cesar and Rosalie (1972)
Cesar et Rosalie (1972)
Rosalie
La Califfa (1971)
La Califfa
The Swimming Pool (1970)
Marianne
My Lover, My Son (1970)
Francesca Anderson
The Things of Life (1970)
Hélène
Otley (1969)
Imogen
Triple Cross (1967)
The Countess
Angel on Earth (1966)
Air stewardess/guardian angel
The Girl and the Legend (1966)
Maud
10:30 P.M. Summer (1966)
Claire
What's New Pussycat? (1965)
Carole Werner
Maedchen in Uniform (1965)
Manuela von Mainhardis
Good Neighbor Sam (1964)
Janet Lagerlof
The Trial (1963)
Leni
Magnificent Sinner (1963)
Katia
The Victors (1963)
Regine
The Cardinal (1963)
Annemarie
Forever My Love (1962)
Princess Elisabeth [Sissi]
Boccaccio '70 (1962)
Pupe
Le combat dans l'ile (1962)
Ein Engel auf Erden (1959)
Air Stewardess; Guardian Angel
Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress (1957)
Maedchen in Uniform (1957)
Sissi: The Young Empress (1956)
Sissi (1955)
The Story of Vickie (1954)
Victoria

Cast (Special)

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Women I Love - Beautiful but Funny (1982)

Life Events

1953

Screen debut in "Wenn der weisse flieder wieder bluht"

1963

First US films, "The Cardinals" and "The Victors"

1983

Last film, "La passante"

Videos

Movie Clip

Good Neighbor Sam (1964) - It Can't Be Helped Posing as her husband for her pursuing litigious cousins, Jack Lemmon as Bay Area ad-man Sam and Romy Schneider, as his wife’s visiting European friend Janet, have to continue the act when they find his boss (Edward Andrews) awaiting with the big client (Edward G. Robinson), in Good Neighbor Sam, 1964.
Good Neighbor Sam (1964) - Nice To See You Bounding home after landing a new account, ad-man Sam (Jack Lemmon) discovers his wife's bubbly European friend Janet (Romy Schneider) in the shower, smoothing things out with Min (Dorothy Provine) straight away, in Good Neighbor Sam, 1964.
Sissi (1955) - I'm Not A Nihilist! Pursued by the neurotic security man (Josef Meinrad), Elisabeth (Romy Schneider, title character) has escaped her minders and is not recognized by the young Emperor Franz Joseph (Karl Boehm), as the sister of his fianceè, shooting on location at Bad Ischl, Austria, in Sissi, 1955.
Sissi (1955) - St. Michaels, Vienna Shot on location at St. Michael’s church in Vienna, though the event took place at the nearby Augustinian church, the climax of the first film in the series, Romy Schneider the title character, Duchess Elisabeth of Bavaria, marries Emperor Franz Joseph (Karl Boehm), with Handel’s Messiah, in Sissi, 1955.
Sissi (1955) - To The Future Empress Introducing the title character, in the first film in the international hit series, father Duke Max (Gustav Knuth), friend Johann (Franz Boheim) and Duchess Ludovika (Magda Schneider, the star’s mother) discuss the next Austrian empress, though Romy Schneider, on location in the Tyrolean Alps, is not yet a candidate, in Sissi, 1955.
Death Watch (1980) - It Seems You're Dying Harry Dean Stanton as producer of the reality TV show named in the title, which covers people who are dying, after medicine has almost eliminated premature death, with Harvey Keitel as his quasi-reporter, observing Romy Schneider as potential star Katherine, Russell Enoch her doctor, in Bertrand Tavernier’s Death Watch, 1980.
Death Watch (1980) - You're About To Become A Celebrity Katherine (Romy Schneider) in near-future Glasgow, where science has all-but eliminated death, has just learned she’s terminally ill, and finds she’s being promoted as the next star of the blockbuster reality TV show about dying people, meeting Derek Royle as a newspaper reporter, in Bertrand Tavernier’s Death Watch, 1980.
Triple Cross (1967) - Your Latent Possibilities Yul Brynner is von Grunen, Nazi spy chief on the occupied English Isle of Jersey, Romy Schneider “The Countess,” an operative in his command, and Christopher Plummer the British thief and turncoat Chapman, about to be subjected to her loyalty test, in the fact-based Triple Cross, 1967.
What's New, Pussycat? (1965) - You Are Serious Adulterer! Tom Jones with the hit title tune by Burt Bacharach and Hal David over the gaudy credits, and an opening scene that sounds like a surviving piece of Woody Allen’s original screenplay, Peter Sellers as shrink Fassbender, at war with his burly wife (Eddra Gale), opening What’s New, Pussycat?, 1965.
What's New, Pussycat? (1965) - I Saw Your Lips Standing There Screenwriter Woody Allen as Parisian Victor, not quite able to take advantage of Carole (Romy Schneider), the discouraged fianceè of his commitment-averse fashion editor pal Michael (Peter O’Toole), who meantime attempts a last fling with neurotic stripper Liz (Paula Prentiss), in What’s New, Pussycat?, 1965.
Le Combat Dans L'Ile (1962) - A Weapon Of War Arising in Paris after an intense, boozy night out, singer Anne (Romy Schneider), with the maid, discovers a bazooka in the closet, which her husband Clement (Jean-Louis Trintignant), returning from a meeting with his industrialist father, feels little need to explain, in Le Combat Dans L'Ile , 1962.
Le Combat Dans L'Ile (1962) - You Must Bring The Device No context as this is the opening shot, Jean-Louis Tringignant and Romy Schneider as a young Paris couple, sharing a cab after dinner with Pierre Asso, whose relationship is not explained, though dialogue intrigues, in director Alan Cavalier's Les Combat Dans L'Ile, 1962.

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Family

Wolf Albach-Retty
Father
Actor. Born Vienna, 1908.
Magda Schneider
Mother
Actor. Died in her sleep on July 30, 1996.
Wolfdieter Albach-Retty
Brother

Bibliography