Romy Schneider (born Rosemarie Magdalena Albach, 23 September 1938 – 29 May 1982) was a German-French film actress and voice actress. She started her career in the German Heimatfilm genre in the early 1950s when she was 15. From 1955 to 1957, she played the central character of Empress Elisabeth of Austria in the Austrian Sissi trilogy, and later reprised the role in a more mature version in Visconti's Ludwig. Schneider moved to France, where she made successful and critically acclaimed films with some of the most notable film directors of that era.
|Full name at birth||
Rosemarie Magdalena Albach-Retty
|Claim to fame||
The "Sissi" trilogy of films
|Date of birth||
23 September 1938
|Place of birth||
|Date of death||
29 May 1982
|Place of death||
|Cause of death||
Cardiac Arrest (due to a combination of pain killers and alcohol)
5' 3¾" (162 cm)
Goldstein boarding school (?-1953)
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