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Anna Karina (1940)

Hanne Karin Bayer, born in Denmark, moved to Paris, in 1957, where she began a modelling career and met Coco Chanel who would bestow her with a new glamorous name, Anna Karina. The French film-maker, Jean-Luc Godard, then remarked Anna who would become his wife and one of his fetish actresses, in a Palmolive ad in which her radiant presence and luminous wide eyes mesmerized the director. She starred in several of his films such as Le Petit Soldat and Une Femme est une Femme, in 1960 and Pierrot Le Fou, in 1965. She also appeared in Agnès Varda's Cléo de 5 à 7, Luchino Visconti's L'Etranger and Jacques Rivette's Haut, Bas, Fragile. One of the key figures of the French New Wave, Anna Karina was a passionate lover just like Tolstoy's Anna Karenina.. Everybody should remember her famous line in Godard’s Pierrot Le Fou, saying in whining French, 'Qu’est-ce que je peux faire? J’sais pas quoi faire!'

Anna Karina in Alphaville directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina in Alphaville directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Eve Arnold, Portrait of Antony Quinn et Anna Karina, on the set of Guy Green's 'The Magus', Mallorca, Spain, 1967 © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Portrait of Antony Quinn et Anna Karina, on the set of Guy Green's 'The Magus', Mallorca, Spain, 1967 © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey, Portrait of Anna Karina, 1966 © Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey, Portrait of Anna Karina, 1966 © Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon, Portrait of Candice Bergen & Anna Karina on the set of
Raymond Depardon, Portrait of Candice Bergen & Anna Karina on the set of "The Magnus" directed by Guy green, 1967 © Raymond Depardon/Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon, Portrait of Anna Karina on the set of
Raymond Depardon, Portrait of Anna Karina on the set of "The Magnus" directed by Guy green, 1967 © Raymond Depardon/Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon, Portrait of Anna Karina on the set of
Raymond Depardon, Portrait of Anna Karina on the set of "The Magnus" directed by Guy green, 1967 © Raymond Depardon/Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey, Portrait of Anna Karina and jean Luc Godard on the set of
Bruno Barbey, Portrait of Anna Karina and jean Luc Godard on the set of "Made in USA", 1966 © Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey, Portrait of Anna Karina and jean Luc Godard on the set of
Bruno Barbey, Portrait of Anna Karina and jean Luc Godard on the set of "Made in USA", 1966 © Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Portrait of Anna Karina and Candice Bergen on the set of Guy Green's 'The Magus', Mallorca, Spain, 1967 © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Portrait of Anna Karina and Candice Bergen on the set of Guy Green's 'The Magus', Mallorca, Spain, 1967 © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
Michel Subor and Anna Karina in Le petit Soldat directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Michel Subor and Anna Karina in Le petit Soldat directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina in Le petit Soldat directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina in Le petit Soldat directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina in Le petit Soldat directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina in Le petit Soldat directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina and Michel Subor in Le petit Soldat directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina and Michel Subor in Le petit Soldat directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Une Femme est une femme directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Une Femme est une femme directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Michel Subor and Anna Karina in Le petit Soldat directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Michel Subor and Anna Karina in Le petit Soldat directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina in Le petit Soldat directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina in Le petit Soldat directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Une Femme est une femme directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Une Femme est une femme directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina and Jean Claude Brialy in Une Femme est une femme directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina and Jean Claude Brialy in Une Femme est une femme directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Une Femme est une femme directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Une Femme est une femme directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina et Jean-Luc Godard  in Les fiancés du Pont MacDonald réalisé pour Cléo de 5 à 7 en 1961 par Agnès Varda
Anna Karina et Jean-Luc Godard in Les fiancés du Pont MacDonald réalisé pour Cléo de 5 à 7 en 1961 par Agnès Varda
Anna Karina et Jean-Luc Godard  in Les fiancés du Pont MacDonald réalisé pour Cléo de 5 à 7 en 1961 par Agnès Varda
Anna Karina et Jean-Luc Godard in Les fiancés du Pont MacDonald réalisé pour Cléo de 5 à 7 en 1961 par Agnès Varda
Anna Karina et Jean-Luc Godard  in Les fiancés du Pont MacDonald réalisé pour Cléo de 5 à 7 en 1961 par Agnès Varda
Anna Karina et Jean-Luc Godard in Les fiancés du Pont MacDonald réalisé pour Cléo de 5 à 7 en 1961 par Agnès Varda
Anna Karina et Jean-Luc Godard  in Les fiancés du Pont MacDonald réalisé pour Cléo de 5 à 7 en 1961 par Agnès Varda
Anna Karina et Jean-Luc Godard in Les fiancés du Pont MacDonald réalisé pour Cléo de 5 à 7 en 1961 par Agnès Varda
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina, Jean Paul Belmondo and  Jean Luc Godard on the set of  Pierrot le fou, 1965
Anna Karina, Jean Paul Belmondo and Jean Luc Godard on the set of Pierrot le fou, 1965
Anna Karina, Jean Paul Belmondo and  Jean Luc Godard on the set of  Pierrot le fou, 1965
Anna Karina, Jean Paul Belmondo and Jean Luc Godard on the set of Pierrot le fou, 1965
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Une Femme est une femme directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina in Une Femme est une femme directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Les quatres verités, sketch Le corbeau et le Renard directed by Hervé Bromberger, 1962
Anna Karina in Les quatres verités, sketch Le corbeau et le Renard directed by Hervé Bromberger, 1962
Anna Karina in Sherazade directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit, 1962
Anna Karina in Sherazade directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit, 1962
Anna Karina in Dragées au poivre directed by Jacques Baratier, 1963
Anna Karina in Dragées au poivre directed by Jacques Baratier, 1963
Eddie Constantine and Anna Karina in Alphaville directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Eddie Constantine and Anna Karina in Alphaville directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Eddie Constantine and Anna Karina in Alphaville directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Eddie Constantine and Anna Karina in Alphaville directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Eddie Constantine and Anna Karina in Alphaville directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Eddie Constantine and Anna Karina in Alphaville directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Claude Brasseur, Anna Karina and Samy Frey in Bande à part directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1964
Claude Brasseur, Anna Karina and Samy Frey in Bande à part directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1964
Claude Brasseur and Anna Karina in Bande à part directed by jean Luc Godard, 1964
Claude Brasseur and Anna Karina in Bande à part directed by jean Luc Godard, 1964
Anna Karina and Jean Luc Godard on the set of Bande à part, 1964
Anna Karina and Jean Luc Godard on the set of Bande à part, 1964
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
George Pierre, Portrait of Anna Karina and Eddie Constantine in
George Pierre, Portrait of Anna Karina and Eddie Constantine in "Alphaville" directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965 © Georges Pierre/Sygma
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1962
Anna Karina in Bande à part directed by jean Luc Godard, 1964
Anna Karina in Bande à part directed by jean Luc Godard, 1964
Claude Brasseur, Anna Karina and Samy Frey in Bande à part directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1964
Claude Brasseur, Anna Karina and Samy Frey in Bande à part directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1964
Claude Brasseur, Anna Karina and Samy Frey in Bande à part directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1964
Claude Brasseur, Anna Karina and Samy Frey in Bande à part directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1964
Pierre Zucca, Portrait of Anna Karina in
Pierre Zucca, Portrait of Anna Karina in "La Religieuse" directed by Jacques Rivette, 1965
Jean Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Jean Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Georges Pierre, Portrait of Anna Karina in
Georges Pierre, Portrait of Anna Karina in "Pierrot le fou" directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965 © Georges Pierre/Sygma
Georges Pierre,Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in
Georges Pierre,Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in "Pierrot le fou" directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965 © Georges Pierre/Sygma
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina on the set of Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina on the set of Pierrot le fou directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1965
Anna Karina and Jean-Luc Godard, 1960's
Anna Karina and Jean-Luc Godard, 1960's
Contact sheet of Anna Karina and Michael Caine for The Magus, 1968
Contact sheet of Anna Karina and Michael Caine for The Magus, 1968
Anna Karina in Bande à part directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1964
Anna Karina in Bande à part directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1964
Georges Pierre, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina during the filming of
Georges Pierre, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina during the filming of "Pierrot Le Fou", 1965 © Georges Pierre/Sygma
On the set of Made in USA, Jean-Luc Godard takes a picture of Anna Karina, 1967
On the set of Made in USA, Jean-Luc Godard takes a picture of Anna Karina, 1967
Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina on the set of Pierrot Le Fou, 1965
Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina on the set of Pierrot Le Fou, 1965
Jean-Luc Godard directs Anna Karina and Jean-Claude Brialy on the set of Une Femme est Une Femme 1961
Jean-Luc Godard directs Anna Karina and Jean-Claude Brialy on the set of Une Femme est Une Femme 1961
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Une Femme est une Femme directed by Jean Luc Goddard, 1961
Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo in Une Femme est une Femme directed by Jean Luc Goddard, 1961
Anna Karina and Romy Schneider with their Étoile de Cristal awards, 1963
Anna Karina and Romy Schneider with their Étoile de Cristal awards, 1963
Anna Karina  in Une Femme est une Femme directed by Jean-Luc Goddard, 1961
Anna Karina in Une Femme est une Femme directed by Jean-Luc Goddard, 1961
Samy Frey, Anna Karina and Claude Brasseur in Bande à part directed by jean Luc Godard, 1964
Samy Frey, Anna Karina and Claude Brasseur in Bande à part directed by jean Luc Godard, 1964
Poster of  Une Femme est une Femme directed by Jean-Luc Goddard, 1961
Poster of Une Femme est une Femme directed by Jean-Luc Goddard, 1961
Anna Karina  in Une Femme est une Femme directed by Jean-Luc Goddard, 1961
Anna Karina in Une Femme est une Femme directed by Jean-Luc Goddard, 1961
Anna Karina at a press conference in Holland, 1968
Anna Karina at a press conference in Holland, 1968
Anna Karina in La Religieuse directed by Jacques Rivette, 1965
Anna Karina in La Religieuse directed by Jacques Rivette, 1965
Anna Karina in La Religieuse directed by Jacques Rivette, 1965
Anna Karina in La Religieuse directed by Jacques Rivette, 1965
Anna Karina in La Religieuse directed by Jacques Rivette, 1965
Anna Karina in La Religieuse directed by Jacques Rivette, 1965
Anna Karina in Made in USA directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1966
Anna Karina in Made in USA directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1966
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