Romy Schneider on the set of "Phantom of Love" in Italy in 1981. -


The anniversary of the birth of Romy Schneider will not go unnoticed this Wednesday, thanks to Google.

The doodle of the day is indeed devoted to the French actress of German origin.

The actress, who died at the age of 43 in Paris in May 1982, would have been 82 on Wednesday.

Romy Schneider played for the greatest directors of the 1960s and 1970s: Luchino Visconti, Andrzej Zulawski or Claude Sautet, who had made her his favorite actress.

His duet with Alain Delon, who was his companion in life, had marked the spirits in

 Jacques Deray's

 La Piscine


But it is obviously with the role of Sissi, who followed him all his life, that Romy Schneider, became known.

After having interpreted the role three times in 1955, 1956 and 1967, the actress had refused a fourth participation.

“The Germans never let her leave this image of Sissi,” said Alice Schwarzer, who had interviewed the actress in 1976.

A tragic fate

In 1958, Romy Schneider moved to France to join her companion Alain Delon.

From her subsequent relationships, the actress had two children: David and Sarah.

But the fate of Romy Schneider was tragic.

A #GoogleDoodle to celebrate the life & legacy of European actress Romy Schneider.

Appearing in over 60 feature films throughout her storied career, Schneider garnered international acclaim for her charismatic & provocative performances 🎭 →

- Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) September 23, 2020

His son David died at 14 while climbing a fence in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

The actress died a few months later.

The official causes of his death are attributed to the abuse of sleeping pills and alcohol.

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