Anna Karina (1940–2019)


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Born in Denmark, she came to Paris at 18. She met Coco Chanel and Pierre Cardin and started as a top model. She met Jean-Luc Godard about a cameo in Breathless (1960), but she had to be naked and she refused to play in the movie. One year later, they got married and she became famous with the "Nouvelle vague" movies directed by him, Jacques Rivette... See full bio »

Died:

(age 79) in Paris, France

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Known For

Vivre Sa Vie Nana Kleinfrankenheim
(1962)
Pierrot le Fou Marianne Renoir
(1965)
(1961)
Alphaville Natacha von Braun
(1965)

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 2008/III Victoria
Victoria
 2003 I, Cesar
Gloria
 2002 The Truth About Charlie
Actress
 2001 Nom de code: Sacha (Short)
Elle-même
 2000 Une histoire de K (Video short)
Anna
 1996 Chloé (TV Movie)
Katia
 1995 Up, Down, Fragile
Sarah (avec)
 1989 Moravagine (TV Movie)
 1988 L'oeuvre au noir
Catherine
 1987 Cayenne Palace
Lola
 1987 Last Summer in Tangiers
Myrrha, une chanteuse de cabaret
 1987 Last Song
Susan
 1986 Blockhaus USA (Short)
 1986 Treasure Island
Mother
 1986 La dame des dunes (TV Movie)
Astrid
 1984 Ave Maria
Berthe Granjeux
 1983 Regina Roma
Regina
 1983 L'ami de Vincent
Eleonore
 1981 Chambre 17 (TV Movie)
Ariane
 1979 The Story of a Mother
Christine Olsen
 1979 L'éblouissement (TV Movie)
Françoise Grandpré
 1978 Monkey Business
Natascha
 1978 Olyan, mint otthon
Anna
 1978 Chaussette surprise
Nathalie
 1978 Her Ladyship the Judge (1978) (TV Series)
Emma
- Monsieur Bais (1978) ... Emma
 1977 Also es war so... (TV Movie)
Columbine / Gertrude S.
 1977 Dossiers: Danger immédiat (TV Series)
Martine Desclos
- L'affaire Martine Desclos (1977) ... Martine Desclos
 1976 Chinese Roulette
Irene Cartis
 1976 Cinéma 16 (TV Series)
Edwina
- La vie en pièces (1976) ... Edwina
 1976 Le voyage à l'étranger (TV Movie)
Madeleine Cedrat
 1976 Scrambled Eggs
Clara Dutilleul
 1975 The Musician Killer
Louise
 1974 Morel's Invention
Faustine
 1974 Bread and Chocolate
Elena
 1973 Living Together
Julie Andersen
 1972 The Salzburg Connection
Anna Bryant
 1971 Carlos (TV Movie)
Clara
 1971 Z Cars (TV Series)
Lady Customer
- Who Were You With?: Part 2 (1971) ... Lady Customer (uncredited)
 1971 Appointment in Bray
Elle (la servante)
 1970 The Wedding Ring
Jeanne
 1970 The Time to Die
La femme sans nom
 1969 Justine
Melissa
 1969 Laughter in the Dark
Margot
 1969 Michael Kohlhaas - Der Rebell
Elisabeth Kohlhaas
 1968 Before Winter Comes
Maria
 1968 The Magus
Anne
 1967 The Stranger
Marie Cardona
 1967 Lamiel
Lamiel
 1967 The Oldest Profession
Natasha / Eleanor Romeovich, Hostess 703 (English version) (segment "Anticipation")
 1967 Zärtliche Haie
Elena / Costa
 1967 Anna (TV Movie)
Anna
 1966 Les fables de La Fontaine (TV Series)
Madame Corbeau
- Le Corbeau et le renard (1966) ... Madame Corbeau
 1966 Made in U.S.A
Paula Nelson (as AK)
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Alina
- A Gift from Alexander (1966) ... Alina
 1966 The Nun
Suzanne
 1965 Pierrot le Fou
Marianne Renoir
 1965 Un mari à prix fixe
Béatrice Reinhof
 1965 The Camp Followers
Elenitza Karaboris
 1965 Alphaville
Natacha von Braun
 1965 The Thief of Tibadabo
Maria
 1964 All About Loving
Hélène
 1964 La ronde
Rose
 1964 Band of Outsiders
Odile
 1963 Sweet and Sour
La pauvre Ginette
 1963 Scheherazade
Shéhérazade
 1963 Le Petit Soldat
Veronica Dreyer
 1962 Three Fables of Love
Colombe (segment "Le corbeau et le renard")
 1962 Vivre Sa Vie
Nana Kleinfrankenheim
 1962 Sun in Your Eyes
Dagmar
 1962 Maid for Murder
Toni
 1962 Cléo from 5 to 7
Anna, la fiancée blonde / Actress in silent film
 1961 The Fiancés of the Bridge Mac Donald (Short)
Anna, la jeune fille blonde
 1961 A Woman Is a Woman
Angela (as Karina)
 1961 Tonight or Never
Valérie
 1960 Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (Short)
Clara (recorded 1961) (voice)
 1959 On the Passage of a Few Persons Through a Rather Brief Unity of Time (Short)
Performer in Commercial (uncredited)
 1959 Pigen og skoene (Short) (as Hanne Blarke)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Made a TV commercial for Lux beauté (1974) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »


Alternate Names:

AK | Hanne Blarke | Karina

Height:

5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Spouse:

Dennis Berry  (her death) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Jean-Luc Godard would say, "Don't you understand that if somebody is going to work, he's going to work at least eight hours a day? Why would you not work eight hours a day in front of your mirror to learn about yourself, to learn about what you're doing, to learn how ridiculous you can be, how good you can be, how stupid you can be, and so-and-so?" Of course, he was right that we should all do ... See more »

Trivia:

Thought then-husband Jean-Luc Godard made her look ugly on Vivre Sa Vie (1962). See more »

Trademark:

She often played put-upon but distant Gallic beauties

Star Sign:

Virgo

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