Anna Karina

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Anna Karina
Anna Karina Cannes 2018.jpg
Karina in at the Cannes Film Festival (2018)
Hanne Karin Bayer

(1940-09-22)22 September 1940
Died14 December 2019(2019-12-14) (aged 79)
Cause of deathProblems caused by a muscle aneurysm
OccupationActress, film director, writer, singer
Years active1959–2019
Jean-Luc Godard
(m. 1961; div. 1965)

Pierre Fabre
(m. 1968; div. 1974)

Daniel Duval
(m. 1978; div. 1981)

Dennis Berry
(m. 1982; div. 1994)

Anna Karina (born Hanne Karin Bayer,[1] 22 September 1940 – 14 December 2019) was a Danish-French actress, director, writer, and singer. She became famous in the French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's muse in the 1960s,[2] performing in several of his movies, including The Little Soldier (1960), A Woman Is a Woman (1961), Vivre sa vie (1962), Band of Outsiders (1964), and Pierrot le Fou and Alphaville (both 1965).

Karina was seen as an icon of 1960s cinema.[3][4] The New York Times has described her as "one of the screen’s great beauties and an enduring symbol of the French New Wave."[5]

Karina died of problems caused by a muscle aneurysm in Paris on 14 December 2019 at the age of 79.[6][7]

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  1. Joseph F. Clarke (1977). Pseudonyms. BCA. p. 94.
  2. Cowie, Peter (2005) Revolution!: The Explosion of World Cinema in the Sixties Macmillan, p. 62 ISBN 0-571-21135-6
  3. "Looking For (But Never Really Finding) Anna Karina in New York on Notebook". MUBI. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  4. "Anna Karina - Interview With The Actress And Style Icon". Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  5. Kenny, Glenn (4 May 2016). "Anna Karina Recalls Her Life in Film With Jean-Luc Godard". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  6. "Anna Karina, Star of French New Wave Cinema, Is Dead at 79". The New York Times. 14 December 2019.
  7. "Anna Karina: son mari rétablit la vérité sur le décès de l'actrice et chanteuse". Le Figaro. 18 December 2019. Retrieved 3 January 2020.

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