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.