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Maria Schell

Maria Schell in Le notti bianche (1957)
Born Maria Margarethe Anna Schell
15 January 1926(1926-01-15)
Vienna, Austria[1]
Died 26 April 2005(2005-04-26) (aged 79)
Preitenegg, Carinthia, Austria
Occupation Actress, producer
Years active 1942–1996
Religion Roman Catholic[2]
Spouse Horst Hächler (1957–1965; divorced; 1 child)
Veit Relin (1966–1988; divorced; 1 child)
Relatives Maximilian Schell (brother, dead)

Maria Margarethe Anna Schell (15 January 1926 – 26 April 2005) was an Austrian-Swiss actress. She won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival in 1956 for role in Gervaise. Her brother was actor Maximilian Schell.

Schell lived reclusively in ill health in Carinthia in the Austrian Alps until her death from pneumonia in Preitenegg, Austria on 26 April 2005, aged 79.


  • 1985: Die Kostbarkeit des Augenblicks. Gedanken, Erinnerungen. Langen Müller, München, ISBN 3-7844-2072-9.
  • 1998: „... und wenn’s a Katz is!“ Mein Weg durchs Leben. Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach, ISBN 3-404-12784-6.


  1. Maximillian Schell Film Reference biography
  2. Ross, Lillian and Helen The Player: A Profile of an Art, Simon & Schuster (1961) pp. 231-239

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