Schneider dies after 'long illness'

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Maria Schneider starred opposite Marlon Brando in Last Tango In Paris

Maria Schneider, the actress who starred in Last Tango In Paris, has died at the age of 58, the talent agency that represented her said.

A spokesperson for the Act 1 agency says the French actress died in Paris on Thursday “following a long illness.”

Schneider was 19 when she starred opposite Marlon Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango In Paris, which came out in 1972.

Brando took the role of a middle-aged American businessman who takes up with a young Parisian woman, played by Schneider.

Throughout her career, Schneider appeared in more than two dozen films.

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