MARIA's LAST TANGO: Bernardo Bertolucci's Iconic actress Maria Schneider dies


MARIA's LAST TANGO: Bernardo Bertolucci's Iconic actress Maria Schneider dies
by Darius Kadivar

French actress Maria Schneider, best known for playing Marlon Brando's lover in Last Tango in Paris, has died in Paris aged 58 after a long illness. (See BBC Report Here)

The actress was 19 when she was cast opposite Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci's controversial 1972 film.

Trailer of "Last Tango in Paris" (1972): 

Directed by Bernardo Bertollucci and starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider

It saw her play a young Parisian who embarks on a sexually charged relationship with his middle-aged American businessman.

The film was banned in several countries due to its explicit content.

The Meeting:

(NOTE: to Watch DoubleClick Here)

Born in 1952 in Paris, Schneider was the daughter of French actor Daniel Gelin.

She began her film career in uncredited roles before being given her first break in 1970 film Madly.

Love Scene:

The controversial "Butter" Scene:


Last Tango in Paris provoked such controversy that the actress resolved never to do nude scenes again.

Last Tango in Paris - Happiness:

(NOTE: to Watch Double Click Here)

Yet she was briefly seen naked three years later in Jack Nicholson film The Passenger, albeit in long shot.

Tribute to Highlights of the Movie:

Schneider battled drug addiction in the 1970s but went on to star in mostly low-budget European films.

She was last seen on the big screen in 2008 French film Cliente, about a married construction worker who leads a double life as a gigolo.

Last Tribute:

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That was hilarious Rea Jaan ;0)

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How do you solve a problem..... ;o)

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Wouldn't say she was a great actress

by Rea on

But she certainly had a great pair. I was a teenager at the time, small size bra. And was I jealous, heck.

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How do you solve a Problem like Maria ? ;0))

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Your Welcome HumanBeing Jaan But are you sure you are referring to the same interesting deleted scenes ;0))

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thanks dk

by humanbeing on

fascinating as usual.

another person from a better era dies.

guys, there are so many (other) interesting scenes in that movie,

which got eclipsed for some reason. 


All That Cholesterol in French Butter!

by Faramarz on

She should have cut back on the butter and used grape seed oil!

Thanks DK.

Was this movie ever shown in Iran?

I remember that even kids my age back then were talking about the “buttery” scene, without even having seen it!


"buttering up the persian butts"

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Must have been a lot of Kosher butter to get that darn stucknet worm up the islamists nuke dream's rear end so effectively, albeit painfully! 

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."

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Oh "Butt" Comrad Jaan I believe You ... ;0))

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Before the Revolution (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1964)

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یواش، گفتم یواش. به جون مامانم پامیشم میرم ها!


God bless her soul. She buttered up a lot of Persian butts with her talent. Thanks dear DK for your thoughtful blog; although it is a sad news, it's good that we're not asked to sign a petition for this one. !

Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.



What a loss!

by Souri on

I liked her. She was looking very good in 72 and also had played some other daring roles after that. A good actress. May her soul rests in peace.