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Also Known As: Francoise Sorya Dreyfus Died:
Born: April 27, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: actor

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Though she never achieved the enduring international popularity of her contemporaries Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve, actress Anouk Aimée nonetheless forged a steady screen career and remained a strong presence in a number of European-based productions. Both sultry and enigmatic, Aimée appeared in a string of melodramas throughout the 1950s until finally breaking into Hollywood with a supporting part in "The Journey" (1959). But it was a turn as a bored nymphomaniac in Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" (1960) that made international audiences sit up and take notice. Following another solid performance as a long-suffering wife in Fellini's "8 1/2" (1963), she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for "A Man and a Woman" (1966), an international hit and one of the most romantic movies ever made. Even though she gained worldwide prominence from the role, Aimée was unable to turn into a true international star. She had a solid turn in "The Model Shop" (1969), but did little of note during the 1970s and 1980s, though she maintained a steady stream of work. Aimée even tried to return to fertile ground with "A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later" (1986), but that did little to boost her...

Though she never achieved the enduring international popularity of her contemporaries Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve, actress Anouk Aimée nonetheless forged a steady screen career and remained a strong presence in a number of European-based productions. Both sultry and enigmatic, Aimée appeared in a string of melodramas throughout the 1950s until finally breaking into Hollywood with a supporting part in "The Journey" (1959). But it was a turn as a bored nymphomaniac in Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" (1960) that made international audiences sit up and take notice. Following another solid performance as a long-suffering wife in Fellini's "8 1/2" (1963), she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for "A Man and a Woman" (1966), an international hit and one of the most romantic movies ever made. Even though she gained worldwide prominence from the role, Aimée was unable to turn into a true international star. She had a solid turn in "The Model Shop" (1969), but did little of note during the 1970s and 1980s, though she maintained a steady stream of work. Aimée even tried to return to fertile ground with "A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later" (1986), but that did little to boost her profile. After a brief reemergence on the world stage in Robert Altman's "Prêt-à-Porter/Ready to Wear" (1994). Aimée settled into a number of supporting roles in European-made films and television miniseries, yet never once lost the allure she had displayed so vividly in her 1960s heyday.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Mince Alors! (2012)
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3.
 Tous les soleils (2011)
4.
 Two in the Wave (2010)
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9.
 Une pour toutes (2000) Oscar'S Wife
10.
 L.A. Without a Map (1999) Herself
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1946:
Film acting debut in "La maison sous la mer"
1949:
English language debut, "The Golden Salamander", the first of a number of British films Aimee made through the 1950s
1959:
First United States film, "The Journey"
1966:
Received an Oscar nomination as Best Actress for her leading role in the French-made international hit, "Un homme et une femme/A Man and a Woman", directed by Claude Lelouch
1969:
Last American film for a quarter century, "Justine", directed by George Cukor
1976:
Reunited with Claude Lelouch on "Si c'etait a refaire"
1980:
Acted in "Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man", directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
1986:
Reprised best known role in Lelouch's "Un homme et une femme, 20 ans deja"
1987:
Appeared as herself in the documentary, "Haute Couture: The Great Designers", an exploration into the world of high fashion which aired on PBS stations in the USA
1994:
Returned to US films to act in Robert Altman's "Ready to Wear (Pret-a-Porter)"
1994:
Acted in "Les Marmottes"
1998:
Co-starred in "Los Angeles Without a Map"
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Education

Bauer-Therond Dramatic School: -

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companion:
Trevor Howard. Mother, Prudence Balchin; predeceased father in a road accident.
companion:
Trevor Howard. Actor. Had affair in 1950.
husband:
Nico Papatakis. Appeared on "The Real World: Hawaii".
husband:
Nico Papatakis. Director, producer, restaurateur. First husband; divorced.
husband:
Pierre Barou. Composer. Third husband; married August 1967; divorced 1970.
husband:
Pierre Barou. Had five additional; Hope was the fifth of six boys.
husband:
Albert Finney. Actor. Fourth husband; married August 8, 1970; divorced in 1976.
husband:
Albert Finney. Actor.
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mother:
Genevieve Sorya. Actor.
mother:
Genevieve Sorya. Immigrants to USA.
daughter:
Manuela Papatakis. Born 1952.
daughter:
Manuela Papatakis. Has three; Hofmann is second oldest.
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