Birth Name: Marie Christine Gélin
Born: 27 March 1952 Died: 3 February 2011
Country of origin: France
Height: 5' 6"
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Description: Maria Schneider was a French actress. Her film debut was an uncredited role in The Christmas Tree (1969). At age 19 she became famous for Bernardo Bertolucci's film Last Tango in Paris (1972), and The Passenger (1975). As a teenager, she adored films, going to the cinema up to four times a week. She left home at 15 after an argument with her mother and went to Paris, where she made her stage acting debut that same year. In Last Tango in Paris she performed several nude scenes. After the film release she decided never to work nude again. In early 1976, she abandoned the film set of Caligula and was replaced by Teresa An ... (more)
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