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Maximilian Schell Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Maximilian Schell Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 84 kg
Date of Birth December 8, 1930
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Date of Death February 1, 2014

Maximilian Schell was an Austrian actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and production manager who is known for playing Hans Rolfe in the epic courtroom drama film Judgment at Nuremberg, Arthur Goldman in the drama film The Man in the Glass Booth, Vladimir Lenin in the political drama film Stalin, Andreas Giese in the drama film The Pedestrian, Johann in the Holocaust drama film Julia, and Mordecai Weiss in the drama film Miss Rose White.

Born Name

Maximilian Schell

Nick Name


Maximilian Schell as seen in a publicity photo in 1970
Maximilian Schell as seen in a publicity photo in 1970 (Unknown Photographer / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on December 8, 1930.


On February 1, 2014, Maximilian Schell died after a “sudden and serious illness” at the age of 83 in Innsbruck, Austria. Subsequently, it was revealed that he died from complications from pneumonia.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Vienna, Austria


Austrian nationality



Maximilian Schell studied at the University of Zurich for a year and later enrolled at the University of Munich, studying Philosophy and Art History.

Afterward, he attended the sixth form of University College School, London, for a year before re-entering the University of Zurich for another year, and later, the University of Basel for 6 months.


Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Production Manager


  • Father – Hermann Ferdinand Schell (Swiss Poet, Novelist, Playwright, Pharmacy Owner)
  • Mother – Margarethe (née Noe von Nordberg) (An actor who ran an acting school)
  • Siblings – Maria Schell (Older Sister) (January 15, 1926 – April 26, 2005) (Actor, Producer), Carl Schell (Older Brother) (1927-2019) (Actor), Immaculata “Immy” Schell (Younger Sister) (1935-1992) (Actor)
  • Others – Anna Holdener (Paternal Grandmother), Marie Theres Relin (Niece) (Actor)


Maximilian Schell was repped by Baumbauer Actors, Acting Agency, Germany.



Maximilian Schell and his sister, actor Maria Schell, in 1959
Maximilian Schell and his sister, actor Maria Schell, in 1959 (UPI / eBay / Public Domain)


5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


84 kg or 185 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Maximilian Schell had dated –

  1. Carole Mallory
  2. Donyale Luna
  3. Christine Keeler – He had an affair with English model and showgirl Christine Keeler in the past.
  4. Nancy Kwan (1961-1962) – He was in a relationship with Chinese-American actor, philanthropist, and former dancer Nancy Kwan from 1961 to 1962.
  5. Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (1962-1964) – Between 1962 and 1964, Maximilian Schell was romantically linked with Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, the Queen of the Imperial State of Iran as the 2nd wife of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
  6. Rita Gam (1962) – He had a fleeting affair with American actor Rita Gam from January 1962 to February 1962.
  7. Ena Hartman (1966-1967) – Maximilian Schell started going out with American actor Ena Hartman in December 1966 but they eventually separated the following year.
  8. Neile Adams (1971) – He had an encounter with Filipino actor, singer, and dancer Neile Adams in the year 1971.
  9. Bianca Jagger (1978) – In February 1978, he had an affair with Nicaraguan social and human rights advocate and former actor Bianca Jagger.
  10. Natalya Andrejchenko (1985-2002)​ – He got married to Russian actor Natalya Andrejchenko in June 1985 and their daughter named Nastassja Schell was born in 1989. The couple separated in 2002 and divorced in 2005.
  11. Elisabeth Michitsch (2005) – He went out with art historian Elisabeth Michitsch in 2005.
  12. Iva Mihanovic (2008-2014) – Maximilian Schell began dating German opera singer Iva Mihanovic in 2008 and they married on August 20, 2013. They remained together until his death the following year.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Receding hairline


He was raised in a Roman Catholic household.

Maximilian Schell as seen in 2006
Maximilian Schell as seen in 2006 (Heikenwaelder Hugo (Heikenwaelder) / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Maximilian Schell Facts

  1. He co-starred as defense counsel Hans Rolfe in the 1961 American epic courtroom drama film Judgment at Nuremberg and this role earned him an Academy Award for “Best Actor”, Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama”, and New York Film Critics Circle Award for “Best Actor”.
  2. Maximilian Schell was the godfather of actor, filmmaker, and humanitarian Angelina Jolie.
  3. He served as a guest professor at the University of Southern California and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago.
  4. Many celebrities attended his funeral, including Waltraud Haas, Christian Wolff, Karl Spiehs, Lawrence David Foldes, Elisabeth Endriss, and Peter Kaiser.

Featured Image by Unknown Photographer / eBay / Public Domain

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