Anna Karina


Actor

About

Also Known As
Hanna Karin Blarke Bayer
Birth Place
Denmark
Born
September 22, 1940

Biography

Slender, dark-haired actress who appeared in several films of the French New Wave, particularly those directed by first husband Jean-Luc Godard. Karina was outstanding as the lonely, lovelorn prostitute in "My Life To Live" (1962) and the effervescent petty criminal in "Band of Outsiders" (1964). She also gave a fine performance in Jacques Rivette's "La Religieuse/The Nun" (1966), and co...

Family & Companions

Jean-Luc Godard
Husband
Director. Married in March 1961; divorced c. 1967.
Pierre Fabre
Husband
Married in 1968; divorced.
Daniel-Georges Duval
Husband
Director. Married in 1978.

Biography

Slender, dark-haired actress who appeared in several films of the French New Wave, particularly those directed by first husband Jean-Luc Godard. Karina was outstanding as the lonely, lovelorn prostitute in "My Life To Live" (1962) and the effervescent petty criminal in "Band of Outsiders" (1964). She also gave a fine performance in Jacques Rivette's "La Religieuse/The Nun" (1966), and continued to appear in international features, enjoying a chance at directing with the 1973 film, "Vivre Ensemble."

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Victoria (2008)
Director
Vivre Ensemble (1973)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Victoria (2008)
Moi, Cesar (2003)
The Truth About Charlie (2002)
Up/Down/Fragile (1995)
Treasure Island (1991)
Mother
Manden Der Ville Vaere Skyldig (1990)
Edith
L' Oeuvre au noir (1988)
Cayenne-Palace (1988)
Lola
Last Summer in Tangiers (1987)
Myrrha
Last Song (1986)
Ave Maria (1984)
L' Ami de Vincent (1983)
Historien om en Moder (1979)
Mother
Olyan mint otthon (1978)
Pane e Cioccolata (1978)
Elena
Chaussette Surprise (1978)
Also es war so... (1976)
Chinese Roulette (1976)
Irene
L' Asassin Musicien (1975)
Louise
Les Oeufs Brouilles (1975)
L' Invenzione di Morel (1974)
Vivre Ensemble (1973)
Julie
The Salzburg Connection (1972)
Anna Bryant
Rendez-Vous a Bray (1971)
Elle
Laughter in the Dark (1969)
Margot
Before Winter Comes (1969)
Maria
Justine (1969)
Melissa
Michael Kohlhaas - Der Rebell (1969)
Pierrot le fou (1968)
Marianne Renoir
De l'amour (1968)
Hélène
The Magus (1968)
Anne
The Oldest Profession (1968)
Miss Conversation
The Nun (1968)
The Stranger (1967)
Marie Cardona
Le petit soldat (1967)
Véronica Dreyer
Lo Straniero (1967)
Band of Outsiders (1966)
Odile
Made in U.S.A. (1966)
Alphaville (1965)
Natacha
Scheherazade (1965)
Scheherazade
Circle of Love (1965)
Maid
Sweet and Sour (1964)
Ginette [Giselle?]
A Woman Is a Woman (1964)
Angéla
Three Fables of Love (1963)
Colombe
My Life To Live (1963)
Nana
Maid for Murder (1963)
Toni
Cleo From 5 to 7 (1962)

Writer (Feature Film)

Victoria (2008)
Screenplay
Last Song (1986)
Screenwriter
Vivre Ensemble (1973)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

Vivre Ensemble (1973)
Producer

Music (Feature Film)

The Truth About Charlie (2002)
Song
The Truth About Charlie (2002)
Song Performer
Up/Down/Fragile (1995)
Song Performer

Cast (Short)

Fiances du Pont Macdonald, Les (1961)
Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (1960)
Voice
Pigen og skoene (1959)

Life Events

1958

Moved to France

1959

Feature film debut in the short film "Pigen og skoene/The Girl and the Shoes"

1973

Wrote and directed the feature "Vivre Ensemble"

2002

Cast in the thriller feature "The Truth About Charlie"

Videos

Movie Clip

Cleo From 5 To 7 (1962) - For My Baby Doll Among the kookiest and most charming bits in any French New Wave film, director Agnès Varda brings Cleo (Corinne Marchand), awaiting her cancer test result, and friend Dorothèe (Dorothèe Blank) to see Raoul (Raymond Cauchetier), who’s screening a short featuring pals Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina, Eddie Constantine and Jean-Claude Brialy, in Cleo From 5 To 7, 1962.
Band Of Outsiders (1964) - Fools Go On With commentary from director Jean-Luc Godard, aspiring bandits Odile (Anna Karina, also Mrs. Godard), Franz (Sami Frey, in the sportcoat) and Arthur (Claude Brasseur) do their version of "The Madison," no edits, exceot in the soundtrack, in Band Of Outsiders (a.k.a. Bande A Part), 1964.
Band Of Outsiders (1964) - Classic = Modern The director narrating, as Franz (Sami Frey) introduces Arthur (Claude Brasseur) to Odile (Anna Karina) at English class, the instructor (Daniele Girard) turning philosophical, in Jean-Luc Godard's Band Of Outsiders (a.k.a. Bande A Parte), 1964.
Made In U.S.A. (1966) - As Tears Go By More in the bar scene, as it emerges that the girl in the back is pop songstress Marianne Faithfull, offering her first hit, co-written by her Rolling Stone not-yet boyfriend Mick Jagger, heroine Paula (Anna Karina) among the listeners, in Jean-Luc Godard's Made In U.S.A., 1966.
Made In U.S.A. (1966) - Tell Mr. Widmark Paula (Anna Karina, the director's recent-ex wife) proceeding through the heath club, where everyone being paged is a Hollywood name, meets the doctor (Roger Scipion) who examined the deceased boyfriend whose death she's investigating, in Jean-Luc Godard's Made In U.S.A., 1967.
Made In U.S.A. (1966) - Maximum Speed Of Love From an almost 7-minute take by Jean-Luc Godard, his wife Anna Karina as Paula, with Marc Dudicourt and Remo Forlani, replaced by "Richard Widmark" and "Donald Siegel" (Laszlo Szabo, Jean-Pierre Leaud), who've been tailing her, in the off-center Hollywood tribute Made In U.S.A., 1966.
Made In U.S.A. (1966) - Happiness For Example The opening and possibly most coherent scene, Anna Karina, the recently-ex wife of director Jean-Luc Godard, as "Paula," referring to the lover whose death she'll be investigating, visited by "Uncle Edgar" (Ernest Menzer), in the Hollywood-worshipping quasi-mystery Made In U.S.A., 1966.
My Live To Live (1963) - Nana Wants To Leave Paul From the first of director Jean-Luc Godard's twelve titled scenes, Godard's wife Anna Karina (as "Nana") in a Paris cafe with Paul (Andre S. Labarthe), opening My Life To Live (a.k.a. Vivre Sa Vie), 1963.
My Live To Live (1963) - Nana Saves Her Life The second of twelve titled scenes from director Jean-Luc Godard, Nana (Godard's wife, Anna Karina) at her job at the record shop, a friend reading from the story by French magistrate Marcel Sacotte, which formed the basis for the film, in My Life To Live (a.k.a. Vivre Sa Vie), 1963.
My Live To Live (1963) - Nana Is Questioned The entire fourth scene from director Jean-Luc Godard, camera by Raoul Coutard, Godard's wife Anna Karina as "Nana," Marcel Charton the policeman, in the famous "Film In Twelve Scenes," My Life To Live (a.k.a. Vivre Sa Vie), 1963.
Band Of Outsiders - I Hate That Too Odile (Anna Karina) inspecting the unguarded money at the home of her aunt (Louisa Colpeyn), cuts away to Franz (Sami Frey) and Arthur (Claude Brasseur) horsing around, in Jean-Luc Godard's Band Of Outsiders (a.k.a. Bande A Part), 1964.
Band Of Outsiders - Open, It's A Free Country Opening scene, wild editing on the credit sequence introducing Odile (Anna Karina), Franz (Sami Frey) and Arthur (Claude Brasseur), the boys continuing on a drive, narrated by their director Jean-Luc Godard, in Band Of Outsiders (a.k.a. Bande A Part), 1964.

Companions

Jean-Luc Godard
Husband
Director. Married in March 1961; divorced c. 1967.
Pierre Fabre
Husband
Married in 1968; divorced.
Daniel-Georges Duval
Husband
Director. Married in 1978.

Bibliography