Date of Birth: 01/15/1926
Place of birth: Vienna
Author: Alexei Bulatov
Maria Margarita Anna Schell was born on January 15th 1926 in Vienna, Austria. The daughter of the Swiss writer Hermann Ferdinand Schell and Austrian actress Margaret Noe von Nordberg, was the eldest sister of the famous actor Maximilian and less popular actors, Carl Schell and Immi Shell. After the Anschluss of her family in 1938 moved to Zurich.
His starring roles she played in films such as `Dr. Holl`,` The essence of dela`, Zherveza` `` White nochi`, Simarron` `` Brothers Karamazovy` (role Grushenka), `` and Derevodlya poveshennyh` Supermen` . In the sequel to the picture `Lilies of the Field`, dubbed` Christmas Lilies of the Field`, Shell can be found in the person of the mother of Mary. During his career, the actress managed to play together with other well-known movie stars such as Yul Brynner, Marcello Mastroianni, Susie Deler, Gary Cooper and Marlon Brando. She also guest-starred on the series participants, not having avoided Place prestupleniya` `` Derrik`, `Martian hroniki` and` Der Kommissar`.
The last time Maria Schell appeared before the audience at the premiere of the documentary film of her brother Maximilian `My sister Mariya` in the year 2002.
The actress has been married twice. The first time she bound her marriage vows with director Horst Hehlerom, having lived with him from 1957 th and 1965 th; and the last time - the director Veit Relin, leaving him and his wife during the period from 1966 to 1986-th. Maria gave Hehleru son Oliver and Relin - daughter Marie-Therese.
In 1991 Shell due to an unsuccessful attempt their own hands to say goodbye to life was the focus of many media structures. His last years critically ill Maria was living in seclusion in Carinthia in the Austrian Alps, and died of pneumonia April 26, 2005, in preitenegg, Austria, at the age of 79 years.
After her death, Maximilian Schell made a statement, saying a few words about his dear sister: `At the end of her life, she silently endured suffering, and I never heard from her complaints. For this, I admire her. Her death was for her salvation. But not for me. Its no zamenit`.