Anna Karina is a Danish-French actress, director and writer best known for her roles in a number of influential French New Wave films, including A Woman is a Woman (1961), BAND OF OUTSIDERS (1964), Alphaville (1965) and Pierrot le Fou (1965), after which films were never going to be the same. Born in Denmark, she moved to Paris in 1958, where she worked as a model before meeting director Jean-Luc Godard, for whom she starred in a number films. In 1961, she earned the Best Actress Award at the Berlin Film Festival for her work in A Woman is a Woman. In 1967, she started her career as a singer doing the cult album Anna after appearing as the lead in the musical comedy written and composed by Serge Gainsbourg. She would go on to work with such directors as Jacques Rivette, Luchino Visconti, George Cukor and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, before creating her own production company, Raska, in 1972. In the following year, she made her directing debut in Vivre Ensemble, in which she also starred. In 1987, she wrote and acted in Last Song, and in 2008, she wrote, directed and starred in the feature film, Victoria. She has also written three novels, Golden City (1982), On n’achete pas le soleil (1988) and Juscqu’au bout du hazard (1998), and recorded four albums, Une Histoire D’Amour (2000), Chansons De Films (2004), Le vilain petit canard (2010) and La Petite Sirène (2013).
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