AIMÉE, ANOUK (Françoise Dreyfus; 1932– ), French actress. Starting her film career as a teenager and the daughter of actress Geneviève Sorya, the Paris-born Aimée gained the attention of the French public in 1957 in the film Les Mauvaises Rencontres. In Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960), and 8½ (1963), she was cast in roles reflecting modern boredom and world-weariness. She was nominated for an Academy Award as best actress for her part in Lelouch's A Man and a Woman (1966). Among her more than 80 films are Justine (1969), The Appointment (1970), Salto nel Vuoto (Cannes Award for Best Actress, 1980), Un Homme et une Femme: 20 Ans deja (1986), Il y a des jours…et des lunes (1990), and Robert Altman's Ready to Wear (1994). She was married to the actor Albert Finney from 1970 to 1978.
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