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Boutique. Girls: Anna. Karina.

October 18, 2010

Last week we shared the iconic Bande à part dancing clip and this got us thinking once again about Anna Karina; the model, actress and muse and yes…60’s icon. Anna’s French New Wave style, smokey eyes and natural beauty all make her perfect for a little 60’s reminiscing.

Arriving in Paris in 1958, a chance discovery whilst sitting in Parisian cafe began Anna’s modeling career for the likes of Coco Chanel and Pierre Cardin. Yet with the feeling of so much to give Anna entered into the actress world, be it with a small part in a Palmolive add. It was this part that grabbed the attention of Jean -Luc Godard and soon Anna was staring in his films and private life. But after nine films (Le Pettie Soldat, Une femme est une femme, Vivre vie to name a few) and six years of marriage Anna divorced Godard and moved on. For some this may have tarred their future success but not for Anna. She continued to make films and even maintained a successful signing career with songs written for her by Serge Gainsbourg!

One to admire for sure!

But did you know?
Anna first met Jean -Luc Godard in 1960 about a cameo role in the film Breathless but it seemed the meeting did not go to plan. Upon discovering that the role was a naked one, Anna voiced her opinions and refused the role. Yet seemingly Anna’s defiance towards Godard did not last long as one year later they were married.

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