Schell, Maria

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Schell, Maria Gender: F
Maria Margarethe Anna Schell
born on 5 January 1926 at 18:55 (= 6:55 PM )
Place Vienna, Austria, 48n13, 16e20
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°40' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 27°04 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 15°58'

Portrait of Maria Schell 
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Maria Schell


Austrian actress from a noted theatrical family; an intense, soulful leading lady of international films. She made her screen debut at the age of 16 under the name of Gritli Schell, playing with her mom in "Steinbruch," 1942. She reached the peak of her career in the '50s, when she won the 1954 Cannes Festival award as Best Actress for her performance of "The Last Bridge." In 1956, she won in the Venice Festival, a prize for her touching performance in "Gervaise."

Her career declined sharply in the '60s, as the weepy, suffering heroine roles decreased and she retired to family life. Returning in 1968, she gradually retreated into character roles, with one of her U.S. films, "Superman," released in 1978. Schell was credited with over 49 international films.

The daughter of a Swiss poet-playwright and an Austrian actress, Maria is the older sister of the noted actor-director, Maximilian Schell. The other two siblings, Karl and Edith, were actors as well and they were raised mainly in Switzerland to where they fled after the Anschluss in 1938.

Her niece Michelle Schell worked several years at Astrodienst.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Prize 1954 (Best Actress, Cannes Film Festival)
  • Work : Retired 1963
  • Work : New Job 1968 (Returned to film, secondary character roles)
  • Mental Health : Depressive episode 1991 (suicide attempt)
  • Death by Disease 26 April 2005 in Wolfsberg (heart failure due to pneumonia, aged 79)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Weiss Bank I quotes Ebertin in Meridian. (Lescaut's update quotes B.R., not confirmed)

Schell herself gave 18:55 to Ringier astrologer E. Plahutnik


  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First of four)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Brother Maximilian, noted director)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Over 49 intn'l films, lead and character)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Cannes Film Festival, Best Actress)