Romy Schneider

  • Born: (Vienna, Austria)
  • Died: (Paris, France)

Romy Schneider (born Rosemarie Magdalena Albach) was a film actress born in Vienna who held German and French citizenship. 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. Schneider moved to France where she made successful and critically acclaimed films with some of the most notable film directors of that era.


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