The famous Austrian actress Romy Scneider disappeared 38 years ago. On this occasion, Alain Delon paid her a brief but touching tribute.
Romy Schneider and Alain Delon in the film “La Piscine” in 1969. Credit: SNC
A mythical actress whose career exploded in the 1950s thanks to her interpretation of Empress Elizabeth of Austria, Romy Schneider is celebrated today. Schneider would have celebrated her 82nd birthday on September 23rd.
Google has made it its homepage for the day with a Doodle bearing the actress’ effigy. But the most talked-about tribute is that of Alain Delon.
Alain Delon’s tribute to Romy Schneider
The #GoogleDoodle du jour celebrates the birthday of a great German actress born in 1938, then naturalized French. She twice won the César for best actress…
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Both at the height of their glory when they first met in 1958 in the film Christine by Pierre Gaspard-Huit, the duo will form one of the mythical couples of the cinema. Although they didn’t get along at the beginning of their collaboration, the duo got engaged a year later. Their idyll, passionate and mediatized, will last four years.
Despite all this, the former star couple still have a good relationship. Alains Delon never misses an opportunity to pay tribute to Romy Schneider, notably at the 2008 César awards, when the actress is honoured by the Academy. It is only natural that Delon will award her a posthumous César for her entire career. « I miss you terribly. “he said in his speech.
Twelve years later, Alin Delon, who has been discreet for some time and his health problems (stroke victim in 2019), has come out of his silence to once again pay tribute to his great love. At AFP, the actor conveyed a touching message: “I’m very happy to be here. Romy would’ve been 82. The star never goes out. We’re gonna love you forever. Thank you ».
The actress with sixty films will have known an eventful life, including a drama with the death of her 14-year-old son in 1981 and episodes of depression. Romy Schneider was found unconscious in Paris on May 29th 1982 after excessive drinking and medication.