Some days ago I wrote about Romy Schneider, after that I got stuck on her story, in particular the relationship between her and Alain Delon. After spending hours trying to find a source or proof to understand the love Alain had for Romy, I finally found something which brought me to tears. When Romy and Alain first met in their early 20’s both fell in love with each other immediately and so Romy, against the will of her mother, moved to France to live with Alain. But after almost 5 years of being together Alain decided to leave Romy for another woman and with that broke Romy. Still they remained lifelong friends.
Today I watched a documentary about Romy Schneider, who I always admired. You most likely know Romy if you ever heard of Alain Delon or the German/Austrian Sissi movies. Romy was an actress with many insecurities and an extremely sensitive personality, but her entire life even now so many admire her. Unfortunately, her life behind the scene wasn’t too gentile. She grew up in a private school and often lacked attention and love from her parents. Later in life she tried to find that affection in men, Alain Delon became the love of her life. With no happy ending, after almost 5 years of being together, Delon left her for another woman. Briefly after that she decided to get married, yet her husband was a controlling and depressed man who years later committed suicide. It doesn’t end with that, some years afterwards her 14 year old son died in an accident when he tried to climb a fence. All this broke her fragile soul when she died from heard failure at the age of 43, only 11 months after her son passed away.
“I am nothing in life, but everything on the screen” Romy