Anouk Aimée

as La belle dame du café in the movie Celle que jaime

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Real name is Françoise Sorya Dreyfus
Was born at 27 April 1932 (now is 86 years old) in Paris, France

She is the daughter of the actress 'Geneviève Sorya' . In 1948 sheplayed the part of Juliette in Les amants de Vérone (1949) . Inthe following years (fifties and beginning sixties) she made variousfilms (e. g.

Les amants de Montparnasse (1958) and La dolce vita (1960) ) but had only with Lola (1961) of'Jacques Demy' and Un homme et une femme (1966) of'Claude Lelouch' major success. With the latter she had the chanceto establish herself in America but did not use this opportunity. Therefore she was only participating in second row productions inEurope and America. .

There is some small facts about Anouk Aimée:
  • Daughter of 'Henry Murray (I)' and 'Geneviève Sorya'
  • (1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#56).
  • Her manager is 'Dominique Besnehard' .
  • Has supported 'Lionel Jospin' 's 2002 presidential campaign.
  • Ex-stepmother of 'Simon Finney' .
  • Was one of several actresses considered for the role of "The Baroness" in the film version of The Sound of Music (1965) ; the role ultimately went to 'Eleanor Parker (I)' .
  • Adopted her stage name "Anouk" after playing a character of that name in her debut film, 'Henri Calef' 's La maison sous la mer (1947) , in 1946. The name "Aimée" was given to her by 'Jacques Prévert' , who penned La fleur de l'âge (1947) , where she starred.
  • Of all the roles she turned down, the one she regrets not accepting the most was the 'Faye Dunaway' role in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) .
  • Her acting career began when, at age 14, she was walking down the rue Colisée in the eighth arrondissement in Paris with her mother. Director 'Henri Calef' stopped her and asked if she would like to be in a movie.
  • Mother of 'Manuella Papatakis' (b. September 15th 1951).
  • Is one of 12 French actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination. The others in chronological order are: 'Claudette Colbert (I)' , 'Colette Marchand' , 'Leslie Caron' , 'Simone Signoret' , 'Isabelle Adjani' , 'Marie-Christine Barrault' , 'Catherine Deneuve' , 'Juliette Binoche' , 'Marion Cotillard' , 'Bérénice Bejo' and 'Emmanuelle Riva' .
  • First actor to receive an Oscar nomination for a French-language performance (for Un homme et une femme (1966) ).
  • Both Anouk and 'Emmanuelle Riva' received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for playing opposite 'Jean-Louis Trintignant' : coincidentally, both actresses were playing a character named Anne.
  • 'Jean-Louis Trintignant' didn't feel much at ease working with Aimée on the set of Un homme et une femme (1966) , stating that he found her behaviour aloof and that he vastly preferred spending time with the child actors.
  • She never drank alcohol.
  • She won the 2009 "Prix Henri-Langlois" for her film work.
  • During the shooting of Justine (1969) , she and actor 'Michael York (I)' were very much at odds with director 'George Cukor' (who had replaced 'Joseph Strick' ). Aimée used to leave the set quite often- to be with her fiancé 'Albert Finney' - and threaten never to come back, something that slowed down the shooting. Cukor stated in interviews that he felt Anouk's acting inability damaged the movie.
  • Was engaged to 'Maurice Ronet' in the early 50s.
  • She won the 1961 'Étoile de cristal' for Best Actress for her performance in La dolce vita (1960) .
  • The title role in Mademoiselle (1966) was originally written for her by family friend 'Jean Genet' , who served as best man during her marriage to 'Nikos Papatakis' and handed them the script on that date as a present. While shooting La tête contre les murs (1959) , Aimée asked director 'Georges Franju' if he had any interest to helm the project, but, when he mentioned her to the producers, he was told: 'It's not Anouk these days, it's 'Marie Laforêt' '. Other things later factored into Anouk not being cast in the project, such as Genet keeping selling the script to different people when he needed money and Franju having- by the time he had been officially offered the project- grown enamored with the acting skills of his collaborator 'Emmanuelle Riva' and moved on to struggle for the latter being cast. The film was finally directed by 'Tony Richardson (I)' and starred 'Jeanne Moreau' .
  • After her acting career started by accident when she was hired for La maison sous la mer (1947) (something that lead to a few more film roles in the 40's), she actually relocated in England for a while to make her studies in a nunnery school. She also made some theatrical studies while there.
  • She was friends with 'Jacques Prévert' , who wrote the screenplays for her early movies La fleur de l'âge (1947) and Les amants de Vérone (1949) . It was through Prévert and his friend 'Alexandre Trauner' that, at age 17, she went on to know some prominent figures of the French cultural and artistic world, such as 'Alberto Giacometti' , 'Pablo Picasso' , 'Simone Signoret' , 'Jean-Paul Sartre' , 'Jean Genet' and her second husband 'Nikos Papatakis' .
  • Her relationship with 'Albert Finney' ended when she fell in love with 'Ryan O'Neal (I)' .
  • 'Claude Lelouch' was reportedly in love with Aimée during the shooting of Un homme et une femme (1966) , but was unsuccessful in winning her heart, since she was already romantically involved with the composer 'Pierre Barouh' (who had written a song for the film), whom she'd later marry.
  • Has had relationships with 'Warren Beatty (I)' and 'Omar Sharif' .
  • 'Élie Chouraqui' was her companion for part of the 70's and 80's. He directed her in Mon premier amour (1978) , Une page d'amour (1980) (TV) , Qu'est-ce qui fait courir David? (1982) , Les marmottes (1993) and Celle que j'aime (2009) .
  • She's an active environmentalist and animal rights spokesperson. She's a member of the 'Jane Goodall (I)' Institute in France and personal friends with Goodall herself.
  • Has been part of 'Jean Cocteau' and 'Raymond Queneau' 's milieu.
  • In the 1950s, she took some dancing and stage acting lessons from Andrée Bauer-Thérond.
  • Born in Paris, her parents sent her to Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, so that she would escape the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup. She lived there for the rest of the war years using her mother's maiden name (Durand) instead of her Jewish one (Dreyfus), so that she wouldn't have to wear the yellow badge.
  • As a child, she took some dancing courses at the 'Opéra de Marseille'.
  • As a child, she originally dreamed of becoming a pharmacist or a dancer.
  • Made her primary studies at 'Rue Milton School' in Montmartre and in Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire (Charente). She later entered a boarding school in Bandol and also spent some of her formative years in Megève.
  • Was once approached to star in the unmade 'At Lake Lugano', which would've been penned by 'Barbara Turner (I)' and directed by 'Robert Altman (I)' . The project never saw the light of the day, for reasons that remain controversial to this day: Aimée herself claims that, as she met him in Paris, Altman struck her as a very authoritarian person it would've been difficult to work with. Turner, on the other hand, claims the director was annoyed by the Anouk' choice of not seeing any of his prior movies and eventually told the actress to her face that he would've preferred 'Annie Girardot' to play the role. Aimée eventually went on to work with Altman in Prêt-à-Porter (1994) .
  • Returned to the stage in 1990 after a 37 years absence to play the role of Alexa (Melissa) in a new version of 'A.R. Gurney' 's 'Love Letters' under the direction of 'Lars Schmidt (I)' , who had witnessed her stage debut in 'Sud' and thought of her for the part. Over the years, she did reprise the role several times opposite different partners, which included 'Bruno Cremer' (1990), 'Jean-Louis Trintignant' (1991), 'Philippe Noiret' (2005), 'Jacques Weber' (2006), 'Alain Delon' (2008) and 'Gérard Depardieu' (2014).
  • Was friends with director 'Federico Fellini' and actor 'Marcello Mastroianni' , both of which she credits for having taught her a lot about her profession. Once claimed that the only photo of hers she keeps attached to her wall is one with the two of them.
  • Has been friends with 'Michel Piccoli' her whole life, having known him at acting classes. They appeared together in Les mauvaises rencontres (1955) , Salto nel vuoto (1980) , Il generale dell'armata morta (1983) , Viva la vie (1984) , Success Is the Best Revenge (1984) , L'amour maudit de Leisenbohg (1991) (TV) , Rupture(s) (1993) and Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma (1995) .
  • She originated the role of Regina in the first production of 'Julien Green (I)' 's controversial Civil War Drama 'Sud', which marked her stage debut (in 1953). After this experience, she grew so terrified of stage work that she didn't tread the boards again until 1990.
  • Was friends with writer 'Julien Green (I)' , who picked her for the role of Regina in the original stage production of 'Sud' and later chose her to play the title role in Adrienne Mesurat (1953) (TV) .
  • In his autobiography (M le Mocky), 'Jean-Pierre Mocky' admits his love feelings towards Aimée, whom she had known since the late 40s. Despite having always had plans to propose, he initially thought to wait since she wasn't of age yet. After the 17 years old Aimée had an affair with her 27 years old co-star 'Serge Reggiani' on the set of Les amants de Vérone (1949) , Mocky was so disappointed by her conduct that he gave up his romantic plans. He was, however, instrumental in casting the actress in La tête contre les murs (1959) (where he also starred).
  • First French actress to win both a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award for a French-speaking role (for her performance in Un homme et une femme (1966) ). The second and last one is 'Marion Cotillard' (for La môme (2007) ). Aimée is also the first actress to be nominated for an Oscar for a French-speaking role, while Cotillard is the first and only actress to win an Oscar for a French-speaking role. Cotillard played Aimée's character in 8½ (1963) , Luisa, in the musical Nine (2009) .
  • Besides French, she speaks fluent Italian and English.
Also look some video clip about Anouk Aimée:
There is the list of movies, where Anouk Aimée was taked part:
1 1999 Madeleine movie 1999 Madeleine 1999 as Eve, la mère de Madeleine
2 Celle que jaime movie Celle que jaime 2009 as La belle dame du café
3 Hommes, femmes, mode demploi movie Hommes, femmes, mode demploi 1996 as The Widow
4 Lamour maudit de Leisenbohg movie Lamour maudit de Leisenbohg 1991 as Claire Hell
5 La bergère et le ramoneur movie La bergère et le ramoneur 1952 as La bergère
6 Le stagioni del nostro amore movie Le stagioni del nostro amore 1966 as Francesca
7 Les mauvaises rencontres movie Les mauvaises rencontres 1955 as Catherine Racan
8 Quest-ce qui fait courir David? movie Quest-ce qui fait courir David? 1982 as Hélène
9 The Man Who Watched Trains Go By movie The Man Who Watched Trains Go By 1952 as Jeanne, the prostitute
10 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents movie Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents 1953 as Wanda
11 8½ movie 1963 as Luisa Anselmi
12 Adrienne Mesurat movie Adrienne Mesurat 1953 as Adrienne Mesurat
13 Alfonso Sánchez movie Alfonso Sánchez 1980 as Herself
14 Arrivederci e grazie movie Arrivederci e grazie 1988 as Laura
15 Bethune: The Making of a Hero movie Bethune: The Making of a Hero 1990 as Marie-France Coudaire
16 Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed movie Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed 1980 as Herself
17 Cannes, 60 ans dhistoires movie Cannes, 60 ans dhistoires 2007 as Herself
18 Ces amours-là movie Ces amours-là 2010 as Madame Blum
19 Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière séteint et que le film commence movie Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière séteint et que le film commence 2007 as (segment "Cinéma de Boulevard")
20 Claude Lelouch, on saimera movie Claude Lelouch, on saimera 2007 as Récitante/Narrator
21 Contraband Spain movie Contraband Spain 1955 as Elena Vargas
22 Dun film à lautre movie Dun film à lautre 2011 as Herself
23 De particulier à particulier movie De particulier à particulier 2006 as Nelly
24 Deux de la Vague movie Deux de la Vague 2010 as Herself
25 Dis-moi oui... movie Dis-moi oui... 1995 as Claire Charvet
26 Federico Fellini - Mit den Augen der Anderen movie Federico Fellini - Mit den Augen der Anderen 2003 as Herself
27 Festival in Cannes movie Festival in Cannes 2001 as Millie Marquand
28 Freedom2speak v2.0 movie Freedom2speak v2.0 2004 as Herself - Actress, France
29 Gilles Jacob, larpenteur de la croisette movie Gilles Jacob, larpenteur de la croisette 2010 as Herself
30 Globos de Ouro 1998 movie Globos de Ouro 1998 1999 as Herself
31 Golden Salamander movie Golden Salamander 1950 as Anna
32 Hors jeu movie Hors jeu 1961 as Elle
33 Hustle movie Hustle 1975 as Actress in Film Clip from 'A Man and a Woman'
34 Ich suche dich movie Ich suche dich 1956 as Dr. Francoise Maurer
35 Il generale dellarmata morta movie Il generale dellarmata morta 1983 as Countess Betsy Mirafiore
36 Il giorno più corto movie Il giorno più corto 1963 as Crocerossina
37 Il giudizio universale movie Il giudizio universale 1961 as Giorgio's wife Irene
38 Il morbidone movie Il morbidone 1965 as Valeria
39 Il successo movie Il successo 1963 as Laura Ceriani
40 Il terrorista movie Il terrorista 1963 as Anna Braschi
There is the list of interview of Anouk Aimée:
  • "Mon Film" (France), 15 August 1956, Iss. No. 521, pg. 14, by: Paule Corday-Marguy, "Anouk Aimée vedette européenne"
  • "Mon Film" (France), 12 March 1952, Iss. No. 290, pg. 8-9, by: Paule Marguy, "Anouk Aimée vue par Nico"
There is the list of some articles of Anouk Aimée:
  • "Blanco y Negro" (Spain), 28 October 1990, Iss. 3722, pg. 70-76, by: Terenci Moix, "Anouk Aimée"
  • "Mademoiselle Age Tendre" (France), July 1966, Iss. 21, pg. 86-87 + 137 + 139, by: Pierre Barouh, "Pourquoi j'aime Anouk Aimée"
There is the list of some printed articles of Françoise Sorya Dreyfus:
  • "Votre Beauté" (France), April 1998, Iss. 716, pg. 51, by: Marie-Anne Garcia-Bour, "Dans la vie, peut-on séduire sans être belle?"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1991, Vol. 4, Iss. 5, pg. 6-7, by: staff, "Anatomy Awards 3: Anouk Aimee"
  • "Ciné-Revue" (Belgium), 16 March 1978, Vol. 58, Iss. 11, pg. 3, "Ce qu'ils auraient pu dire..."
  • "Le Nouveau Cinémonde" (France), 15 November 1966, Iss. 1667, pg. 2, "Tout Show : Quoi de neuf cette semaine?..."
The image of Françoise Sorya Dreyfus was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Cine Revue" (France), 26 March 1981, Iss. 13
  • "Elle" (France), 27 October 1980, Iss. 1816
  • "Tele 7 Jours" (France), 18 October 1980, Iss. 1064
  • "L'Express" (France), 3 April 1967, Iss. 824
  • "Elle" (France), 28 July 1966, Iss. 1075
  • "Elle" (France), 21 October 1957, Iss. 617
  • "Mon Film" (France), 4 April 1956, Iss. No. 502
  • "Stern" (West Germany), 1956, Iss. 47
  • "Paris Match" (France), 6 August 1955, Iss. 332
  • "Filmjournalen" (Sweden), 1949, Iss. 42
There is the list of some quotes of Anouk Aimée:
  • You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
  • Oh come on, it hasn't been an unimpressive career. If you look at the number of projects I've been involved in, the people I've worked with ... But it's perhaps true that I haven't always made the right choices. I've taken parts I didn't particularly like because I wanted to work with the director - Altman, for example. But there's very little that I actually regret doing. I had to do most of it, I needed the money. There are one or two things I could have said yes to, though. That's probably true.
  • It is always better to have a few scenes with a good director, than many scenes with a bad one.
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