Maria Schneider Left the World at 58

February 3, 2011 by staff 

Maria Schneider, French actress Maria Schneider, most famous for her role as lover of Marlon Brando in “Last Tango in Paris”, died aged 58, French media reported Thursday. Le Figaro quoted her family saying she was dead Thursday morning in Paris after a long illness.

The daughter of French actor Daniel Gelin and owner of a Parisian bookstore, Schneider was l9 when she was cast in only her second screen role opposite Brando, who was 48. Last Tango in Paris was controversial at the time of its release in 1972 of its sexual content.

Three years later, Schneider appeared opposite Jack Nicholson in “The Passenger”.

Maria Schneider, better known under the name of Marlon Brando co-star in The Last Tango in Paris, has died at age 58
Maria Schneider, the actor who helped introduce the explicit sex in mainstream cinema, died after a long illness. The 58-year-old is best known for her performance in Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1972 drama The Last Tango in Paris – a role that came to both define and destroy her career as an actress.

Schneider has been a model of adolescence, when she landed the role opposite Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris. The sheet film the relationship between a young Parisian woman and a hotel manager middle-aged American and was known for improvisation, sex scene assisted butter resulting in a prohibitive X-Note to the United States.

Schneider made the film one star, although she later accused Brando and Bertolucci’s operations. She described the director as “a gangster and a pmp”, compared the experience of being “violated” and said that Last Tango in Paris he had learned an important lesson: “Never take your clothes to a man middle-aged who claims that it’s art. ”

This week has not been easy for the film community. A few days later we lost the celebrated composer John Barry comes word that died of another legend, the French actress Maria Schneider.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Schneider died on Thursday in Paris after a long illness. Further details are not currently available. She was 58 when she died.

Schneider, the daughter of actor Daniel Gelin, had a film career that affects more than two dozen films, most of whom were French. But it was the turn of Schneider as an actress of 19 years in front of “Godfather” and “On The Waterfront” icon Marlon Brando in “Last Tango in Paris” which she is best known for.

The controversial 1972 film, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, centered on Paul, an American middle-aged man who is deeply mourns the suicide of his wife. Paul went to France and met Jeanne, a young woman who is betrothed, when they express an interest in both the rental of the apartment itself. The encounter leads to a secret sexual affair, one that has serious consequences for individuals.

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