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Last Tango in Paris’s Maria Schneider Dies at 58

The French actress Maria Schneider, best known for her performances in Last Tango in Paris and The Passenger has died at the age of 58 after a long illness. Schneider was 19 when she was cast opposite Marlon Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci's sexually explicit, controversial, butter-filled Last Tango. It was the part she was most famous for, but an experience she did not remember fondly. [Reuters]

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