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Romy Schneider: A Tribute to an Unforgettable Actress

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After a first exhibition dedicated to the Brigitte Bardot myth, Espace Landowski -- Boulogne-Billancourt welcomes a new exhibition about one of the biggest legends of cinema: Romy Schneider.

Romy Schneider was a fascinating actress due to her fragility and determination. This exhibition, built on a chronological basis, plunges visitors deep into the life and career of the actress, who by the late 1950s no longer wanted to be Sissi, and by the 1970s was a celebrated star of French cinema.

The Austrian-born German actress bemoaned her roles in Germany and went to Paris to play women who did justice to her acting abilities and expectations. She settled in France at the beginning of the 1970s, where she advanced to be one of the biggest stars of French cinema. She won several awards and made films with nearly all the great directors and actors of that period. Romy Schneider died in Paris in May 1982.

The exhibit will present new documents, numerous photographs, press images, original posters, film stills, personal objects and costumes. Viewers will be immersed in the fate of an exceptional woman through correspondence and fan souvenirs that reflect the cult worship that Romy Schneider inspired from an early age and as well as the role she played in the Franco-German reconciliation.

An homage to the star for the 30th Anniversary of her death
Romy Schneider, 1972
© Eva Sereny / Camerapress / Gamma-Rapho
Romy Schneider, in "Les Innocents aux mains sales," a film from Claude Chabrol, 1974
© Botti / Stills / Gamma-Rapho
Romy Schneider during the movie shoot "Les choses de la vie" from Claude Sautet, Sept. 16, 1969
© Keystone-France / Gamma-Rapho
Romy Schneider with her son David, January 1968
© Jean-Pierre Bonnotte / Gamma-Rapho
Romy Schneider and actor Karl Henry Bohm during the movie shoot "Sissi," 1955
© Keystone-France / Gamma-Rapho
Alain Delon and Romy Schneider met for the first time on the movie shoot "Christine," June 24, 1958
© Keystone-France / Gamma-Rapho
Alain Delon and Romy Schneider, Nice, August 1968
© Jean-Pierre Bonnotte / Gamma-Rapho
Alain Delon and Romy Schneider during the movie shoot "La Piscine" from Jacques Deray, August 1968
© Jean-Pierre Bonnotte / Gamma-Rapho
Romy Schneider on the beach while filming "Dix heures et demi du soir?" from Jules Dassin, 1964
© Botti / Stills / Gamma-Rapho
Romy Schneider, 1968
© Jean-Pierre Bonnotte / Gamma-Rapho
Coco Chanel and Romy Schneider, 1960
© Botti / Stills / Gamma-Rapho
Romy Schneider, 1972
© Eva Sereny / Camerapress / Gamma-Rapho
Romy Schneider, 1974
© Reporters Associes / Gamma-Rapho
Romy Schneider during the movie shoot " L'important c'est d'aimer," from Andrzej Zulawski, 1974
© Botti / Stills / Gamma-Rapho
Romy Schneider exhibition is currently on view at Espace Landowski - Boulogne Billancourt, France
November 4, 2011 to February 22, 2012
Courtesy Espace Landowski -- Boulogne Billancourt, France
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