Sunday, April 17, 2005

Maria Schell

Maria Schell (born Margarete Schell on January 15, 1926) is an actress born in Vienna, Austria to a Swiss author and an Austrian actress. She is the older sister of actor Maximilian Schell.
Schell starred in such films as Gervaise (1956), Le Notti Bianche (1957), The Hanging Tree (1959), and Superman: The Movie (1978). She also had three guest appearances in the television series, Der Kommissar.
Schell was married twice, first to Horst H├Ąchler and later to Veit Relin. Her daughter by her second marriage, actress Marie Theres Kroetz-Relin (born 1966), who is married to Bavarian playwright Franz Xaver Kroetz, has recently made a media and Internet appearance as a spokeswoman for housewives (If Pigs Could Fly. Die Hausfrauenrevolution, 2004).
Burdened with old age and illness, Maria Schell lives as a recluse somewhere in the Alps.

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