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October 15, 2018

15 Gorgeous Photos of Anna Karina Taken by Willy Rizzo in 1965

Born 1940 as Hanne Karin Bayer in Solbjerg, Denmark, Danish-French film actress, director, writer, and singer Anna Karina began her career by singing in cabarets and worked as a model playing in commercials. At age 14, she appeared in a Danish short film by Ib Schmedes, which won a prize at Cannes. In 1958, after a row with her mother, she hitchhiked to Paris.

Karina rose to prominence as French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's muse in the 1960s, performing in several of his films, including The Little Soldier (1960), A Woman Is a Woman (1961) which she won the Silver Bear Award for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival, Vivre sa vie (1962), Band of Outsiders (1964), and Pierrot le Fou and Alphaville (both 1965).

In 1972, Karina set up a production company for her directorial debut, Vivre ensemble (1973), which screened in the Critics' Week lineup at the 26th Cannes Film Festival. She also directed the French-Canadian film Victoria (2008). In addition to her work in cinema, she has worked as a singer, and has written several novels in French.

Karina is widely considered an icon of 1960s cinema. The New York Times has described her as "one of the screen's great beauties and an enduring symbol of the French New Wave."

Here below is a gorfeous photo collection of young Anna Karina taken by Italian photographer and designer Willy Rizzo in 1965.



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