Maria Schneider

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  • Birth Name: Marie Christine Gélin
  • Birth Place: Paris, France
  • Died: February 3, 2011
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Left home at age 15, making her living selling drawings for restaurant menus; modeling; and serving as an extra in films.
  • Briefly lived with French film star Brigitte Bardot, a former co-star of her father, Daniel Gelin. 
  • Left the set of Caligula in 1975 to check into a mental hospital in Rome; also stormed out of shooting for Conchita in 1977 after disagreements with the director over his treatment of female roles.
  • Turned down the role of Mary in the 1977 mini-series Jesus of Nazareth.
  • Worked with an organization called The Wheel Turns, providing help to aging French actors looking for work.

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Relationships

  • Maria Pia Almadio — Significant Other
  • Marie-Christine Schneider — Mother
  • Joan Townsend — Ex-significant Other
  • Daniel Gélin — Father

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  • Birth Name: Marie Christine Gélin
  • Birth Place: Paris, France
  • Died: February 3, 2011
  • Profession: Actor