Muses

Romy Schneider (1938 - 1982)

The German-born French actress went from romantic heroine to dark and complex muse, from lovely Sissi to ‘la passante du Sans Souci’. After embodying the perfect young German girl in the 1950s under her mother’s influence, Romy Schneider moves to France when meeting her fiancé, Alain Delon, in 1958. She collaborates with the most influential directors and meets with great success, acclaimed by critics and the public. At the end of the 1960s, the actress has become a mother and lives a discreet life dedicated to the education of her son when Alain Delon suggests her to take part to The Swimming Pool that launches her career again and illustrates a very charismatic reunited (on film only) couple. After she loses her son in 1981, she will never recover and will die one year later. Romy Schneider epitomizes forever a dark and tortured beauty mixed with drama, alcohol and depression. 

Tags / Romy Schneider - French Actress - Muses - The One - 1960s
Portrait of Romy Schneider by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1961
Portrait of Romy Schneider by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1961
Portrait of Romy Schneider by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1961
Portrait of Romy Schneider by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1961
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Terry O'Neil, 1960's
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Terry O'Neil, 1960's
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Giancarlo Botti, 1975
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Giancarlo Botti, 1975
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Giancarlo Botti, 1975
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Giancarlo Botti, 1975
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Giancarlo Botti, 1974
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Giancarlo Botti, 1974
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Giancarlo Botti, 1974
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Giancarlo Botti, 1974
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Douglas Kirkland, New York, 1962
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Douglas Kirkland, New York, 1962
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Claude Schwartz, 1955
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Claude Schwartz, 1955
Portrait of Romy Schneider and Jean Claude Pascal by Claude Schwartz, 1955
Portrait of Romy Schneider and Jean Claude Pascal by Claude Schwartz, 1955
Portrait of Romy Schneider and Jean Claude Pascal by Claude Schwartz, 1955
Portrait of Romy Schneider and Jean Claude Pascal by Claude Schwartz, 1955
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Eva Sereny, Rome, 1974
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Eva Sereny, Rome, 1974
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Eva Sereny, 1972
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Eva Sereny, 1972
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Eva Sereny, 1972
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Eva Sereny, 1972
Portrait of Romy Schneider, 1974
Portrait of Romy Schneider, 1974
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Eva Sereny, 1972
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Eva Sereny, 1972
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Heinz Köster, Berlin, 1962
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Heinz Köster, Berlin, 1962
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Heinz Köster, Berlin, 1962
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Heinz Köster, Berlin, 1962
Portrait of Romy Schneider on the set of Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin/ Face à son destin, directed by Ernest Marischka, 1957. Photo by F.C. Gundlach
Portrait of Romy Schneider on the set of Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin/ Face à son destin, directed by Ernest Marischka, 1957. Photo by F.C. Gundlach
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Kurt Will, 1960's
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Kurt Will, 1960's
Alain Delon and Romy Schneider by Jean-Pierre Bonnotte, 1968
Alain Delon and Romy Schneider by Jean-Pierre Bonnotte, 1968
Alain Delon and Romy Schneider by Jean-Pierre Bonnotte, 1968
Alain Delon and Romy Schneider by Jean-Pierre Bonnotte, 1968
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Jean-Pierre Bonnotte, 1968
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Jean-Pierre Bonnotte, 1968
Portrait of Romy Schneider with her son David by Jean-Pierre Bonnotte, 1968
Portrait of Romy Schneider with her son David by Jean-Pierre Bonnotte, 1968
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Georges Pierre, 1972
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Georges Pierre, 1972
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Robert Lebeck, Berlin, 1976
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Robert Lebeck, Berlin, 1976
Romy Schneider in Lilas blanc / Wenn der weiße Flieder wieder blüht directed by Hans Deppe, 1953
Romy Schneider in Lilas blanc / Wenn der weiße Flieder wieder blüht directed by Hans Deppe, 1953
Romy Schneider and Karl Schönbôck in Feu d'artifice / Feuerwerk directed by Kurt Hoffmann, 1954
Romy Schneider and Karl Schönbôck in Feu d'artifice / Feuerwerk directed by Kurt Hoffmann, 1954
Romy Schneider in Mam'zelle Cri-Cri / Die Deutschmeister directed by Ernst Marischka, 1955
Romy Schneider in Mam'zelle Cri-Cri / Die Deutschmeister directed by Ernst Marischka, 1955
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Bill Kobrin, 1960's
Portrait of Romy Schneider by Bill Kobrin, 1960's
Romy Schneider and Greti Schôrg in Mam'zelle Cri-Cri / Die Deutschmeister directed by Ernst Marischka, 1955
Romy Schneider and Greti Schôrg in Mam'zelle Cri-Cri / Die Deutschmeister directed by Ernst Marischka, 1955
Romy Schneider and Hans Albers  in Mon premier amour / Der letzte Mann directed by Harald Braun, 1955
Romy Schneider and Hans Albers in Mon premier amour / Der letzte Mann directed by Harald Braun, 1955
Portrait of Romy Schneider in La belle et l'Empereur directed by Axel von Ambesser, 1959
Portrait of Romy Schneider in La belle et l'Empereur directed by Axel von Ambesser, 1959
Horst Buchholz and Romy Schneider in Monpti directed by Helmut Käutner, 1957
Horst Buchholz and Romy Schneider in Monpti directed by Helmut Käutner, 1957
Horst Buchholz and Romy Schneider in Monpti directed by Helmut Käutner, 1957
Horst Buchholz and Romy Schneider in Monpti directed by Helmut Käutner, 1957
Portrait of Romy Schneider, 1950's
Portrait of Romy Schneider, 1950's
Portrait of Romy Schneider in Scampolo directed by Alfred Weidenmann, 1958
Portrait of Romy Schneider in Scampolo directed by Alfred Weidenmann, 1958
Lilly Palmer and Romy Schneider in Jeunes files en uniforme / Mädchen in Uniform directed by Géza von Radvàny, 1958
Lilly Palmer and Romy Schneider in Jeunes files en uniforme / Mädchen in Uniform directed by Géza von Radvàny, 1958
Alain Delon and Romy Schneider on the set of Christine directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit, 1958
Alain Delon and Romy Schneider on the set of Christine directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit, 1958
Alain Delon and Romy Schneider on the set of Christine directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit, 1958
Alain Delon and Romy Schneider on the set of Christine directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit, 1958
Alain Delon and Romy Schneider on the set of Christine directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit, 1958
Alain Delon and Romy Schneider on the set of Christine directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit, 1958
Romy Schneider in Eva ou Les carnets secrets d'une jeune fille directed by Rolf Thiele, 1959
Romy Schneider in Eva ou Les carnets secrets d'une jeune fille directed by Rolf Thiele, 1959
Curd Jürgens and Romy Schneider in Katia directed by Robert Siodmak, 1959
Curd Jürgens and Romy Schneider in Katia directed by Robert Siodmak, 1959
Romy Schneider in Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Romy Schneider in Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Romy Schneider in Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Romy Schneider in Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Romy Schneider and Tomas Milian in Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Romy Schneider and Tomas Milian in Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Romy Schneider in Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Romy Schneider in Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Romy Schneider on the set of Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Romy Schneider on the set of Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Romy Schneider and Tomas Milian in Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Romy Schneider and Tomas Milian in Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Portrait of Romy Schneider for Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Portrait of Romy Schneider for Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Portrait of Romy Schneider for Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Portrait of Romy Schneider for Boccace 70 / Il lavoro directed by Luchino Visconti, 1962
Romy Schneider in Le combat dans l'île directed by Alain Cavalier, 1962
Romy Schneider in Le combat dans l'île directed by Alain Cavalier, 1962
Romy Schneider and Jean Louis Trintignant in Le combat dans l'île directed by Alain Cavalier, 1962
Romy Schneider and Jean Louis Trintignant in Le combat dans l'île directed by Alain Cavalier, 1962
Anthony Perkins and Romy Schneider in The Trial directed by Orson Welles, 1962
Anthony Perkins and Romy Schneider in The Trial directed by Orson Welles, 1962
Romy Schneider in The Trial directed by Orson Welles, 1962
Romy Schneider in The Trial directed by Orson Welles, 1962
Director Orson Welles and Romy Schneider on the set of  The Trial, 1962
Director Orson Welles and Romy Schneider on the set of The Trial, 1962
George Hamilton and Romy Schneider in Les vainqueurs directed by Carl Foreman, 1963
George Hamilton and Romy Schneider in Les vainqueurs directed by Carl Foreman, 1963
Romy Schneider in Les vainqueurs directed by Carl Foreman, 1963
Romy Schneider in Les vainqueurs directed by Carl Foreman, 1963
Romy Schneider and director Otto Preminger on the set of The cardinal, 1963
Romy Schneider and director Otto Preminger on the set of The cardinal, 1963
Romy Schneider on the set of L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Romy Schneider on the set of L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Romy Schneider on the set of L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Romy Schneider on the set of L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Romy Schneider on the set of L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Romy Schneider on the set of L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Romy Schneider in Otley directed by Dick Clement, 1968
Romy Schneider in Otley directed by Dick Clement, 1968
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Effect test with Romy Schneider for L'enfer directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964
Director Henri-Georges Clouzot and Romy Schneider on the set of L'enfer, 1964
Director Henri-Georges Clouzot and Romy Schneider on the set of L'enfer, 1964
Portrait of Romy Schneider for Good neighbor Sam directed by David Swift, 1964
Portrait of Romy Schneider for Good neighbor Sam directed by David Swift, 1964
Romy Schneider in Good neighbor Sam directed by David Swift, 1964
Romy Schneider in Good neighbor Sam directed by David Swift, 1964
Romy Schneider in Good neighbor Sam directed by David Swift, 1964
Romy Schneider in Good neighbor Sam directed by David Swift, 1964
Director David Swift and Romy Schneider on the set of  Good neighbor Sam, 1964
Director David Swift and Romy Schneider on the set of Good neighbor Sam, 1964
Romy Schneider and Peter O'Toole in What's new pussycat directed by Clive Donner and Richard Talamdge, 1965
Romy Schneider and Peter O'Toole in What's new pussycat directed by Clive Donner and Richard Talamdge, 1965
Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm, 1950's
Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm, 1950's
Romy Schneider and Michel Piccoli in La voleuse directed by Jean Chapot, 1966
Romy Schneider and Michel Piccoli in La voleuse directed by Jean Chapot, 1966
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