Nicole Françoise Florence Dreyfus, known professionally as Anouk Aimée or Anouk, is a French film actress, who has appeared in 70 films since 1947, having begun her film career at age 14. In her early years she studied acting and dance besides her regular education. Although the majority of her films were French, she made a number of films in Spain, Great Britain and Germany, along with some American productions. Among her films are Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, after which she was considered a "rising star who exploded" onto the film world, she subsequently acted in Fellini's 8½, Jacques Demy's Lola, George Cukor's Justine, Bernardo Bertolucci's Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man and Robert Altman's Prêt à Porter. She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her acting in A Man and a Woman; the film "virtually reignited the lush on-screen romance in an era of skeptical modernism," and brought her international fame.
She won the Award for Best Actress at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival for Marco Bellocchio's film A Leap in the Dark. In 2002 she received France's national film award. Aimée was noted for her "striking features" and beauty, considered "one of the hundred sexiest stars in film history," according to a 1995 poll conducted by Empire Magazine, she has portrayed a femme fatale with a melancholy aura. In the 1960s, Life magazine wrote that "after each picture her enigmatic beauty lingered" in the memories of her audience, called her "the Left Bank's most beautiful resident." Aimée was born in Paris, the daughter of actor Henri Murray and actress Geneviève Sorya. According to one historian, although some have speculated that her background may be related to Captain Alfred Dreyfus, this has never been confirmed, her father was Jewish. She was raised Catholic but converted to Judaism as an adult, her early education took place in Paris. She studied dance at Marseille Opera. Aimée made her film debut in 1946, at the age of fourteen, in the role of "Anouk" in La Maison sous la mer, she kept the name afterwards.
Jacques Prévert, while writing Les amants de Vérone for her, suggested she take the symbolic last name Aimée, "that would forever associate her with the affective power of her screen roles." In French, it means "beloved."Among her notable films were Alexandre Astruc's Le Rideau Cramoisi, Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, Fellini's 8½, Jacques Demy's Lola, André Delvaux's Un Soir, un Train, George Cukor's Justine, Bernardo Bertolucci's Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man, Robert Altman's Prêt à Porter and, Claude Lelouch's Un Homme et une femme — described as a "film that reignited the lush on-screen romance in an era of skeptical modernism." Words like "regal," "intelligent" and "enigmatic" are associated with her, notes one author, giving Aimée "an aura of disturbing and mysterious beauty" that has earned her the status of "one of the hundred sexiest stars in film history," according to a 1995 poll conducted by Empire Magazine. Because of her "striking features" and her beauty, she has been compared to Jacqueline Kennedy.
Film historian Ginette Vincendeau notes that Aimée's films "established her as an ethereal and fragile beauty with a tendency to tragic destinies or restrained suffering."Her abilities as an actress and the photogenic qualities of her face, its "fine lines, expression of elation and a suggestive gaze," helped her achieve success in her early films. Among those were Pot-Bouille, Les Amants de Montparnasse (The Lovers of Montparnasse, La tête contre les murs. Besides the French cinema, Aimée's career include a number of films made in Spain, Great Britain and Germany, she achieved worldwide attention in Lola. She appeared again in Fellini's 81⁄2, would remain in Italy during the first half of the 1960s, making films for a number of Italian directors; because of her role in La Dolce Vita, biographer Dave Thompson describes Aimée as a "rising star who exploded" onto the film world. He adds that singer-songwriter Patti Smith, who in her teens saw the film, began to idolise her, "dreamed of being an actress like Aimée."Aimée's greatest success came in 1966 with the film Un homme et une femme directed by little known Claude Lelouch.
Due to the excellent acting by its stars, Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant, the film became an international success, winning both the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1966 and an Oscar. Tabery states that with her "subtle portrayal of the heroine—self-protective succumbing to a new love—Aimée seemed to create a new kind of femme fatale..."Film historian Jurgen Muller adds, "whether one like the film or not, it's still hard for anyone to resist the melancholy aura of Anouk Aimée." In many of her subsequent films, she would continue to play that type of role, "a woman of sensitivity whose emotions are kept secret."In 1969 she starred in the American film production of Justine, costarring Dirk Bogarde and directed by George Cukor and Joseph Strick. The film cont
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