a monthly look at the faces
that have made history
The homage is well-timed; this month marks the 30th anniversary of Schneider's death. She was young—only 43. But she lives on in her body of work, commanding the screen in pictures as varied as Sissi, the saccharine biopic that launched her career, and La Piscine, the dark, erotic thriller that reunited her with Delon six years after he left her for his pregnant lover. Anyone who watches the latter flick—with its lingering shots of Schneider frolicking poolside in a skimpy maillot—will likely find Delon's infidelity downright befuddling. Right to the end, Romy Schneider was a knockout.