Winnetou’s sister is dead: Marie Versini, the French actress who became known in the “Winnetou” films of the 1960s, died on November 22, 2021 in Brittany.
The cause of death of the 81-year-old is not yet officially known.
The French called her autobiography “I was Winnetou’s sister”.
Marie Versini and Lex Barker as Nscho-Tschi and Old Shatterhand in 1963.
Winnetou’s sister is dead: Marie Versini († 81), the French actress who was best known for her appearances in the “Winnetou” films of the 1960s, died this Monday in Guingamp (F), as did the Karl- May-Verlag confirmed to the dpa news agency yesterday. Nothing is officially known about Versini’s cause of death.
Rolle accompanied her all her life
Marie Versini was born on August 10, 1940 in Paris and later studied in her hometown at the Drama School Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique. In 1963 she became known to a wide audience as Nscho-Tschi, the little sister of the title hero played by Pierre Brice (1929–2015) in “Winnetou I”. Versini was closely associated with her role throughout her life. She called her autobiography “I was Winnetou’s sister”.