Romy Schneider Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

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Romy Schneider Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3¾ in
Weight 47 kg
Date of Birth September 23, 1938
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date Of Death May 29, 1982

Romy Schneider was an Austrian actress and voice actress who was known for her character of Empress Elisabeth of Austria in the Austrian Sissi trilogy.

Born Name

Rosemarie Magdalena Albach

Nick Name

Puppele

Romy Schneider during a break during the shooting of the film 'Ludwig'. Bad Ischl, 1973
Romy Schneider during a break during the shooting of the film ‘Ludwig’. Bad Ischl, 1973 (Bolero Magazine / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Age

Romy was born on September 23, 1938.

Died

She died on 29 May 1982, at the age of 43 in Paris, France, due to cardiac arrest.

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Vienna, Austria

Nationality

Austrian nationality

Education

In September 1944, Romy was enrolled in Schönau’s elementary school.

Later, she went on to study at Castle Goldenstein in Elsbethen in July 1949. Later, on July 12, 1953, she left the school with her Mittlere Reife.

Romy was to join Kölner Werkschulen in Cologne. However, decided not to as she had gotten a role in a film at that time.

Occupation

Actress, Voice Actress, Singer

Family

  • Father – Wolf Albach-Retty (Actor)
  • Mother – Magda Schneider (Actress, Singer)
  • Siblings – Wolf-Dieter (Younger Brother)
  • Others – Rosa Albach-Retty (Paternal Grandmother) (Actress)

Genre

Blues

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

She released her music with Monopol Verlag GmbH.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 3¾ in 162 cm

Weight

47 kg or 104 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Romy’s name has been linked with –

  1. Robert Evans
  2. Jorge Guinle
  3. Claude Terrail
  4. Sammy Davis Jr.
  5. Curd Jürgens (1957-1958)
  6. Lilli Palmer (1958) – Rumor
  7. Alain Delon (1958-1963)
  8. Harry Meyen (1966-1975) – She married Harry Meyen in July 1966. The same year, their son David Christopher was born in 1966. However, the couple parted ways in 1975.
  9. Daniel Biasini (1973-1981) – The coupled a daughter named Sarah Magdalena Biasini who as of 2020, was a well-known actress.
  10. Laurent Pétin (1981-1982)
Romy Schneider acting in a scene from 'La Califfa'. Parma, 1970
Romy Schneider acting in a scene from ‘La Califfa’. Parma, 1970 (Rino Petrosino / Gettyimages / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She had Austrian ancestry on her father’s side and German ancestry on her mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Disputed

Brand Endorsements

She appeared a print ad for Lux soap.

Romy Schneider Favorite Things

  • Perfume – L’Heure Bleue by Guerlain
  • Actor – Michel Piccoli
Romy Schneider arriving at Madrid's Barajas airport on September 5, 1965
Romy Schneider arriving at Madrid’s Barajas airport on September 5, 1965 (Iberia Airlines / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Romy Schneider Facts

  1. She inherited her passion for acting from her father, mother, and paternal grandmother who were all well-known actors at the time of her birth.
  2. Romy was just 4 weeks old when her parents brought her to live with her grandparents in Schönau am Königssee, where she spent the rest of her childhood with her brother.
  3. For the first year of her life, she was raised by a governess as both of her parents could not find the time to take care of her.
  4. In the year 1945, Romy’s parents legally parted ways from one another. She was about 6 or 7 years old at the time.
  5. During her teenage years, Romy’s mother dated restauranteur Hans Herbert Blatzheim. Romy once stated that Blatzheim had harmful feelings for her.
  6. At the age of 15, she appeared in her first film titled When the White Lilacs Bloom Again (1953).
  7. In 1954, she portrayed the character of Queen Victoria in the film Mädchenjahre einer Königin (In English The Story of Vickie)
  8. She got her big break with the role of Empress Elisabeth of Austria in the biography Sissi (1955). Romy and fellow actor Karlheinz Böhm who acted together in the biopic film sequences were close friends.
  9. Her son David died in July 1981 after getting impaled by a spike and puncturing his femoral artery. The incident took a major toll on Romy’s life and she resorted to the abuse of alcohol.
  10. She was buried at the Boissy-sans-Avoir, Yvelines, France.

Featured Image By Rino Petrosino / Gettyimages / Public Domain

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