Beauty Icon: Romy Schneider

"Rarely has a star been so blessed by the gods and so battered by fate, or a woman been so brilliant and yet so tormented," writes Jean-Pierre Lavoignat, the curator of an exhibition dedicated to Schneider that debuted last fall at the Musée des Années 30 outside Paris. In July, the exhibition will reopen in Cannes.

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