Anouk Aimée: Life Story and Fabulous Photos of the Stunning French Beauty from her Early Life

Anouk Aimée is a French actress and an icon of stunning beauty. She started her film career when she was 14 years old and has since starred in over 70 films. Anouk Aimée has received several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actress, an honorary César Award, and a national film award in France. Her films were primarily French, but she also made films in Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, and some American productions. Many people who have never seen her movies are familiar with her striking features. The much-touted Jacqueline Kennedy analogy is more than just physical.

Acting Career

Aimée made her film debut, at the age of fourteen, in the movie ‘La Maison sous la mer (1946)’. Her skill as an actress and her face’s photogenic qualities, “fine lines, expressive enjoyment, and an inspiring look,” helped make her early films a success. In ‘Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960)’ and ‘Lola (1961),’ she received international recognition. The movie ‘A Man and a Woman’ in 1996 brought Aimée’s most tremendous success. It has won both the Grand Prize of the 1966 Cannes Film Festival and two Oscars, including best foreign-language films. The film has been a worldwide success.

Anouk Aimée has spent her entire life in front of the camera; in the 1980s and 1990s, when other actresses struggled to find roles for “mature” women, she made one film a year, and she continues to do so now in the twenty-first century.

Personal life

Aimée has been married four times in her life; she was first married to Edouard Zimmermann, but the marriage lasted only for a year and ended with a divorce. She married director Nikos Papadakis for a short time (1951–1954), then composer Pierre Barouh (Baruch) from 1966 to 1969, and finally actor Albert Finney from 1970 to 1978 appears to have semi-retired from acting. Aimée also had a relationship with Warren Beatty and Omar Sharif.

Anouk Aimée now

She and her daughter Manuela live in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris, where she continues to show off her “distinctive mixture of melancholy and passion” in films that combine the vitality of her beauty with the sophistication of mature roles.

Below are some glamorous photos of young Anouk Aimée from her early life and professional career.

#1 Anouk Aimée poses takes a flower in her hand, 1955.

#2 Anouk Aimée receiving the 1961 Nouvelle Critique Award, 1962.

#3 17-year-old Anouk Aimee holding a Teddy Bear, 1949.

#8 Anouk Aimée in long dress, purple shawl over her shoulder, 1953.

#9 Anouk Aimee, wearing a camel-hair overcoat and gloves, laughs while sitting in a folding chair on a film set, 1955.

#13 Anouk Aimee sitting on the Hotel Excelsior roof, 1955.

#14 A young Anouk Aimée wearing jeans and shirt in her bedroom , 1955.

#15 Anouk Aimée sitting in the balcony with her female dog Lulù in her arms in her home in Rome, 1963.

#17 Anouk Aimée with director Federico Fellini, 1963.

#18 Anouk Aimée and Pierre Barouh during the shooting of the film ‘Un homme et une femme’, 1966.

#19 Anouk Aimee pictured during filming of a scene in the Sidney Lumet directed film ‘The Appointment’ in Rome, Italy in June 1968.

#20 Anouk Aimée fixing her hair in front of a mirror, 1975.

#21 Anouk Aimée with a sad look in a scene of the movie La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo, 1975.

#23 Anouk Aimee and her baby daughter Manuela, she had with Greek director Nikos Papatakis, 1952.

#24 Anouk Aimée sitting on a water-hole in the desert, 1960s.

#26 Anouk Aimee And Marcello Mastroianni in ‘La Dolce Vita’, 1960.

#28 Anouk Aimée with Director Claude Lelouch on the set of the movie ‘Un homme et une femme’ in 1965, France.

#29 Anouk Aimée with child in a scene from the film ‘A Man And A Woman’, 1966.

#31 Anouk Aimée, born Françoise Sorya Dreyfuss, poses against a column in the Roman ancient zone., 1975.

#33 Anouk Aimée telephoning, sitting on the bed in her bedroom, 1980.

#36 Anouk Aimee with a garland of artificial flowers, 1949.

#37 Anouk Aimee with actors Ivan Desne and and director, 1949.

#38 Anouk Aimee with French singer and actor Serge Reggiani on the set of Les Amants de Vérone, 1949.

#39 Anouk Aimee with Serge Reggiani, Cecile Aubry, Orson Welles and Michel Auclair, 1949.

#41 Anouk Aimee having a breakfast with her husband Nikos Papatakis in the 1950s.

#42 Anouk Aimee portrayed while performing on the stage, Venice, 1950s.

#43 Anouk Aimee portrayed while rowing at Lido, Venice, 1950s.

#44 Anouk Aimee portrayed performing on the stage, Venice, 1950s.

#46 Anouk Aimee with Jean Claude Pascal walking together during the XVI Venice International Film Festival. Venice, 1955

#47 Anouk Aimée posing with a man during the XVI Venice International Film Festival, 1950

#52 Anouk Aimée, accompanied here by Alain Resnais, received the Best Actress award at the 33rd Cannes Film Festival in May 1980 in Cannes, France.

#55 Anouk Aimée with Marcello Mastroianni on the set of the film Sodom and Gomorrah, 1956.

#56 Anouk Aimée and Audrey McDonald on the set of the movie ‘La Dolce Vita’, 1959.

#57 Anouk Aimee with Marcello Mastroianni play a gossip columnist and a bored socialite in ‘La Dolce Vita’, 1960.

#58 Anouk Aimee in a pink peignoir with ostrich trim, 1960.

#59 Anouk Aimee as Maddalena in ‘La Dolce Vita’, 1960.

#60 Anouk Aimée and her daughter Manuela Papatakis boulevard Saint-Honoré, in the 1960s.

#61 Anouk Aime sitting with the American Director Sydney Lumet, 1960.

#63 Anouk Aimee as a highly sophisticated interior decorator in a scene from the film ‘La Fuga’, 1964.

#65 Anouk Aimee at Pierre Cardin’s shop during April 1967.

#66 Egyptian actor Omar Sharif and French actress Anouk Aimée during the filming of the movie ‘The appointment’, in 1968

#68 Anouk Aimee with Albert Finney at Kensington registry Office, 1970.

#69 Anouk Aimee is pictured playing music on a record player in her room at the Savoy Hotel, 1954.

#70 Anouk Aimee with Vittorio Gassman in a scene from the film ‘Il Successo’, 1965.

#71 Anouk Aimée with Omar Sharif during the filming of the movie ‘The appointment’, in 1968, in Rome, Italy.

#72 Anouk Aimee sitting before table full of cards in a scene from the film ‘Justine’, 1969.

#73 Anouk Aimee with British director Stephen Frears and her husband, 1972.

#74 Anouk Aimée holding a gun in a scene of the movie La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo by Bernardo Bertolucci, 1975.

#75 Anouk Aimee with actor Serge Reggiani on the set of Les Amants de Vérone, 1949.

Anouk Aimee with actor Serge Reggiani on the set of Les Amants de Vérone, 1949.

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