Maria Schneider (1952 – 2011)

Actress Maria Schneider passed away yesterday. Probably best known for ‘passing the butter’ to Marlon Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango In Paris (she was 19 at the time) as well as Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger (opposite Jack Nicholson), she worked steadily (pretty much only in Europe) up until the year 2000. Apparently she was battling cancer for quite some time before her eventual passing.

MUBI and Roger Ebert have more on Ms. Schneider’s legacy.

Kurt Halfyard
Resident culture snob.