'Last Tango in Paris' star Maria Schneider dies

French actress Maria Schneider who starred in the controversial film “Last Tango in Paris” has died. She was 58.

French actress Maria Schneider who starred in the controversial film “Last Tango in Paris” has died. She was 58.

A representative of the Act 1 talent agency says Schneider died in Paris today “following a long illness”.

Schneider was 19 when she starred opposite Marlon Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Last Tango in Paris”, which came out in 1972.

Brando plays a middle-aged American businessman who takes up with a young Parisian woman, played by Schneider.

Throughout her career, Schneider appeared in more than two dozen films.

The Act 1 representative said she was not aware of funeral plans.

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