As the star of Last Tango In Paris, Maria Schneider took part in the most infamous sex scene ever. In this rare interview she reveals the devastating consequences
[July 2007] Last Tango In Paris was undoubtedly one of the most influential – and controversial – films of the last century. Starring Marlon Brando, then aged 48 and exuding aggressive masculinity, and Maria Schneider, a 19-year-old French unknown, it featured one of the most infamous movie sex scenes ever filmed. Denounced as obscene, the film – a tale of lust between an older man and younger woman who meet for anonymous and increasingly racy sexual encounters -was banned in many countries, including areas of Britain. It also scandalised the remaining movie-goers who actually got to see it.
Now Last Tango In Paris is being re-released to mark the 35th anniversary of Bernardo Bertolucci’s iconic movie. Despite its notoriety, the film won Oscar nominations for both Bertolucci and Brando and catapulted Schneider to worldwide fame.
Brando’s performance was notably intense and described as verging on the autobiographical .
Yet, while Last Tango brought Schneider immediate recognition, the fall-out from the movie for the young actress was spectacular.
Unprepared for the worldwide attention the film brought, she soon embarked on a path of self-destruction with fraught romantic entanglements, suicide attempts and a lapse into drug addiction. [ . . . ]
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