Marie Versini, "Nscho-tschi" from Winnetou films, is dead

The actress Marie Versini, who became a star through Karl May adventures in the 1960s, is dead. The French woman, who conquered audiences in German-speaking countries as Winnetou’s sister Nscho-chi, died on Monday at the age of 81, like the Karl-May-Verlag in Bamberg, citing the family, confirmed the German press agency on Wednesday.

Versini was inseparable from her role all her life: “I was Nscho-chi. And I still am, just a little older, ”she said in an interview at the age of 70.
Versini says he was born on August 10, 1940 in Paris. She first appeared in front of the camera in 1956 in “Mitsou and the Men”, followed around seven years later in “Winnetou Part 1”, which premiered in December 1963 in Munich. The then 23-year-old actress died as Nscho-chi in the arms of Old Shatterhand. The scene with Lex Barker, where she breathes “I love you” in Indian, went down in film history.

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