Anouk Aimée (born 27 April 1932) is a French film actress. Aimée has appeared in 70 films since 1947.
Aimée was born Françoise Sorya Dreyfus in Paris, France, the daughter of actors Geneviève Sorya (née Durand) and Henri Murray (born Dreyfus).
Aimée began her film career in 1947 at age 14. In 1958 she portrayed the tragic artist Jeanne Hébuterne in the film Les Amants de Montparnasse. She later appeared in La dolce vita, 8½ and Jacques Demy’s Lola. She won the 1967 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film that brought her international fame, A Man and a Woman. She was awarded the Award for Best Actress at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Marco Bellocchio’s Salto nel vuoto (Leap Into The Void), her co-star Michel Piccoli winning the Best Actor Prize.
Her second husband (1951–54) was the film director Nikos Papatakis, with whom she has a daughter… read more
Even in 8 1/2, where Fellini apparently tried his best to make her look unattractive, she is absolutely beautiful. Probably in my top 5 of most beautiful women to have graced a cinema screen.