French actress Maria Schneider, most famous for her role as Marlon Brando’s lover in “Last Tango in Paris,” has died aged 58.
Le Figaro newspaper quoted her family as saying she had died yesterday morning in Paris after a long illness.
The daughter of French actor Daniel Gelin and a Parisian bookshop owner, Schneider was 19 when she was cast in only her second screen role opposite Brando, who was 48.
Last Tango in Paris was controversial at the time of its release in 1972 for its sexual content.
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