Romy Schneider, iconic actress of French cinema from the 60s to 80s, bowed out 40 years ago this year, leaving her former partner and terrible lover Alain Delon in despair.
The disappearance of Romy Schneider in 1982 left France inconsolable, both the German actress who had played Sissi, Rosalie or even Marianne in Deray’s mythical film “La piscine” where she plays the role of Alain Delon, with whom she shared more than the screen.was adored by the public. On the evening of his death, at 43, the actor was described as “hysterical” with his remains.
Alain Delon “they broke my Puppelé!”
“The most important man in my life was and remains Alain Delonhad declared Romy Schneider, years after their breakup, in December 1963, Alain made me become a woman. Before him, there was nothing. Certainly, he left me and caused me great suffering, but it made me mature. The rest is unimportant” Accomplices on the screen, in particular in “the swimming pool” of Jacques Deray, which they turn in 1968, together they lived a passion of five years which had resulted in an engagement before the actor left her abruptly for Nathalie, the mother of her son Anthony. Between them, there has always remained a deep tenderness and a certain attachment.
Which explains why, when the actress is found lifeless and that Alain Delon is informed, he goes to the one he called “his puppel”, his “little doll”, as revealed by Paris Match. The actor is described as “hysterical”, “accusing the socialists and the French tax authorities in power of having “broken”” the actress. A tax investigation had indeed been launched against certain French “stars”but it had been initiated in 1978 by Valéry Giscard d’Estaing reveals Paris Match. Romy Schneider was at the time of his death, the subject of a tax adjustment in the amount of 5 million francs at the time. This added to the mourning of the actress, who had just lost the previous year, his 14-year-old son David died accidentally. The cause of his death has long oscillated between suicide and cardiac arrest, but for lack of autopsy and revelations of the last people present at his side, the myth of Romy Schneider remains, 40 years later.