Anna Karina

Actor and Director
Born Sep 22, 1940
Age 75
Hometown Kingdom of Denmark
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Nationality Danish
Other Names Hanne Karin Bayer
Build Slim
Ethnicity White

Anna Karina is a Danish, now French citizen, film actress, director, and screenwriter who has spent most of her working life in France. Karina is known as a muse of the director, Jean-Luc Godard, one of the pioneers of the French New Wave. Her notable collaborations with Godard include The Little Soldier (1960), A Woman Is a Woman (1961), Vivre sa vie (1962), and Alphaville (1965).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Anna Karina.


1940 Birth Born on September 22, 1940.


1958 17 Years Old In 1958, after a row with her mother, she hitch-hiked to Paris. … Read More
1959 18 Years Old Karina's first film appearance, although uncredited, dates from 1959, when a soap advertisement in which she appeared as a model was included near the end of Guy Debord's On the Passage of a Few Persons Through a Rather Brief Unity of Time. … Read More


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Karina won the Best Actress Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1961 for her interpretation of the character Angela in the film A Woman Is a Woman. … Read More


1972 31 Years Old In 1972 she set up a production company named Raska for her film-directing debut Vivre Ensemble, in which she also acted and which was released in 1973.


1987 46 Years Old She wrote and acted in Last Song in 1987. … Read More


2005 64 Years Old In 2005 she released Chansons de films, a collection of songs sung in movies. … Read More
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