Maria Schell was born on 15 January 1926. She was an Austrian actress.
Biography and Career
Maria Schell was born on 15 January 1926 in Vienna, Austria. She was an Austrian actress who won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival in 1956 for Gervaise. She was the daughter of a Swiss author and an Austrian actress; she was the older sister of actor Maximilian Schell, and lesser-known actors Carl Schell, and Immy Schell.
She starred in such films as Dr. Holl, The Heart of the Matter, Gervaise, Le Notti Bianche, Rose Bernd, The Brothers Karamazov playing the role of Grushenka, The Hanging Tree, Cimarron and Superman: The Movie. She played Mother Maria in the sequel to Lilies of the Field called Christmas Lilies of the Field. She starred opposite such actors a
s Yul Brynner, Marcello Mastroianni, Suzy Delair, Gary Cooper and Marlon Brando.
She also had three guest appearances in the television series, Der Kommissar. Her final public appearance was at the premiere of her Brother Maximilian's documentary film, My Sister Maria 2002.
Schell was married twice, first to Horst Hachler and second to Veit Relin. Her daughter by her second marriage, actress Marie Theres Relin, who is married to Bavarian playwright Franz Xaver Kroetz and has three children, made a media and Internet appearance as a spokeswoman for housewives.
Maria Schell lived in ill health in Carinthia in the Austrian Alps until her death from pneumonia in Preitenegg, Austria on 26 April 2005, aged 79.
Birth Name: Margarethe Schell
Birth: 15 January 1926
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