Local versions

  • French

Commissioning broadcaster

Arte, RTBF

Program type

  • Factual
    • Arts / Culture / Sports

He was startlingly handsome; she was gorgeous, bright and cheerful. She was Princess Sissi; he was The Leopard. He was French. She was German. And they were crazy in love. Like Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, it was a huge movie star romance that was never far from the headlines and, also like Burton and Taylor, their relationship was characterised by its passionate and tumultuous nature.

It was a romance for its time, played out on and off-screen and marked the collective memory for a generation of people in Europe, despite them only being a couple for five years. Thanks to archive footage, photographs, and interviews with those who knew them best, our film explores their extraordinary relationship – which endured until Romy’s death – offering a truly intimate portrait of this legendary and iconic couple through their remarkable film careers in both Europe and Hollywood.

The intimate portrait of two icons forever in love.


Olivier Monssens



International Broadcasters

  • Arte (France)
  • RTBF (Belgium)



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