Lover of men, darling of French cinema from the 60s to the 80s, the German actress Romy Schneider was not always respected in the film industry of the time.
Forty years after his death, Romy Schneider is still on everyone’s mind, especially those who knew her. A44-year-old when she was found unresponsive in her bedthe actress remains a myth of French cinema of the 60s and 70s, especially since she loved and was loved by the stars of her time, such as Alain Delonhis special partner, still affected today by his disappearance.
Jean-Luc Godard “Romy committed suicide because she didn’t make a single good film”
Although he was the cause of their separation, Alain Delon has always carried Romy Schneider in his heart, until today when, at the age of 86, he regularly pays homage to him. After a romance of five years, and while they were engaged, the “cheetah” left his “doll” to go and marry Nathalie who will become the mother of his son Anthony. Reunited a few years later on the set of Jacques Deray, “the swimming pool”, on which Alain Delon “imposed” to play with Romy, their complicity was intact. “I was her first great love and she was my first great love too.he had indicated to Here. “We lived together, we did the same job. Romy was not someone deeply happy, she was with me, even if she was unhappy too. She was making an effort to be Romy Schneider, the one everyone was waiting for. You know, it’s not easy to be an actor when you’re Romy.” he remembered.
And among his memories, there is a striking one taken up by Paris Match this Thursday, August 4. Shortly after the death of the actress, the great director Jean-Luc Godard made particularly cruel remarks towards Romy Schneider, indicating to Alain Delon that if she had committed suicide “it’s because she hadn’t made a single good film” unlike him, according to the filmmaker. Given the reputation of Jean-Luc Godard, there is little chance that it is a clumsiness. According to Paris Match “It was deliberately cruel to her, for Sautet, Zulawski, Deray, Clément and the others, and above all unfair to consider the pleasure of certain scenes of the “pleasures of life” or “the swimming pool””In the game of the ego, delicacy obviously has no place.