Romy Schneider: from the Empress to the grande dame
• Romy Schneider from the Empress to the grande dame
Romy Schneider - a brilliant actress of 50-70-ies of the last century. She was the darling of the German and French public, first love Alain Delon and unforgettable Empress Sissi, whose image is embodied on the screen. What was the difficult fate of one of the most beautiful women of her time - later in the review.
Romy Schneider (pres. Rosemarie Magdalena Albach name) was born in 1938 into a family of actors. In 1945, her parents divorced, and his daughter was sent for training to the grandmother, and later to a boarding school at the monastery. For the exact sciences at Romy rods was not, but she did humanitarian happy. Yes, and good behavior girl did not differ.
The first film role went to 14-year-old girl, thanks to her mother. During their filming in the movie "When the lilacs bloom" Magda Schneider asked the director to try her daughter for the role of the heroine's daughter. Romy coped with the task and received without a special actor's education.
After this episode, the girls one by one to receive offers to act in films. Acclaim 16-year-old Romy Schneider brought the painting "Victoria in Dover" (1954) where she played the role of a young British Queen Victoria. This was followed by the trilogy "Sissi", which embodies the image of the beloved Romy Austrians and Germans Empress Elizabeth of Bavaria, known as Sissi.
In the fourth film about the adventures of Sissi Romy Schneider refused to act, despite the proposed high fee. She was afraid of becoming a hostage of one image.
In 1958, Romy Schneider flew to France to film the movie "Christine", where her partner was supposed to be an aspiring actor Alain Delon. He met her at the airport with a bouquet of roses, handed it to the actress, and then in a conversation with someone called her a "pompous goose." She was an aristocrat, he - a native of ordinary people, it is affectations, he - snapper. But after shooting the film between Romy and Alain flushed novel. They announced their engagement. Press followed on the heels of the actors, wondering when will the wedding.
Romy Schneider settled in Paris. She wanted to get away from the Queen's image, and took part in the theatrical production of the famous director Luchino Visconti's "What a pity that it is - a whore" after the premiere French public favor took German actress, later called her grand lady of French cinema Along with the successes of Romy Schneider grew popularity and Alain Delon. They could not spend time with each other, ie. In. Each lost on the set of the next film. In the end, Alain Delon appeared lover Nathalie Barthelemy, whom he married. Romy was broken.
In 1966, Romy Schneider was married to director Harry Mayen. They had a son, for some time, family life has brought peace in the heart of Romi. Seven years later, followed by a divorce, and actress married again for the personal secretary Daniela Byazini. Being pregnant a second time, Romi lost a child in a car accident. In a few years, the actress gave birth to a daughter.
In 1969, Romy Schneider again faced with Alain Delon in one set. He invited her to play a major role in the film "Swimming Pool". The pair played lovers, and the press was ready to explode headlines and renewal romance between movie stars. But the continuation was not followed.
As is often the case, a successful career is accompanied by an unhappy personal life. Former husband Romy Schneider hung on her neck scarf. Actress blamed herself for his death. At Romi started having health problems. She had a kidney removed, but she continued to act with the same zeal and dedication, not sparing himself, and numb the pain with alcohol and drugs. Finally "finished off" the actress absurd death of her 14-year-old son. The boy forgot the keys of the house and climbed over the fence, ran into an iron stake. A year after the death of his son Romy Schneider was found dead at his desk. Heart stopped when the actress was only 43 years old.