Maria Schell Overview:

Actress, Maria Schell, was born Margarete Schell on Jan 15, 1926 in Vienna, Austria. Schell died at the age of 79 on Apr 26, 2005 in Preitenegg, Austria and was laid to rest in Ortsfriedhof Cemetery in Preitenegg, Karnten, Austria.



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Leonie Caroll: I seem to be a victim of a a disease that does not flourish behind prison walls. I suffer from an excess of humanity.

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Became one of the first movie idols to the postwar generation in the German speaking countries with her distinctive "smile under tears".

Daughter of writer Ferdinand Hermann Schell and actress Margarete Schell Noé.

Her breakthrough performance was in Helmut Käutner's The Last Bridge (1954) (aka "The Last Bridge"), a touching performance as a tragic heroine, which won her the Best Actress Award at Cannes (the Palme d'Or).

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