Brigitte Bardot’s tribute to Maria Schneider was read by Alain Delon at Maria’s funeral in Paris on February 10, 2011. Maria died on February 3 at the age of 58 after a long illness. Brigitte Bardot, in whom the actress had found a confidante and who called her every Sunday, described Maria’s insurgent “who had found her” mother “.
Elise Servier (see photos) is currently starring in A typical day with Mr. Delon.
While Maria Schneider may be best known world wide for her work in Bernardo Bertulucci’s Last Tango in Paris (1972) with Marlon Brando, her first film was with Brigitte Bardot in the film Les femmes (1969). In the same year she appeared in Terence Young’s L’arbre de Noël. Her next movie was Madly with Alain Delon and Mireille Darc in 1970.
Thanks to Lainconnu for sharing the link for this poignent tribute to Maria-