Anna Karina

1940 - 2019

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Anna Karina (born Hanne Karin Blarke Bayer; 22 September 1940 – 14 December 2019) was a Danish-French film actress, director, writer, model, and singer. She was French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's early collaborator, performing in several of his films, including The Little Soldier (1960), A Woman Is a Woman (1961), My Life to Live (1962), Bande à part (Band of Outsiders; 1964), Pierrot le Fou (1965), and Alphaville (1965). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Karina has received more than 2,006,235 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Anna Karina is the 297th most popular actor (down from 258th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Denmark (down from 55th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Danish Actor.

Anna Karina is most famous for being the muse of French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard.

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  • 2.0M

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  • 47

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  • 7.65

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  • 3.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Anna Karina ranks 297 out of 13,578Before her are Thespis, Jeff Bridges, Tobin Bell, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine, and Hugh Grant. After her are Marina Vlady, Raquel Welch, Helmut Berger, Juliette Binoche, Kenneth Branagh, and Burt Young.

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Among people born in 1940, Anna Karina ranks 35Before her are Pina Bausch, Peter Fonda, Abbas Kiarostami, Tony Tan, Giorgio Moroder, and Kip Thorne. After her are Raquel Welch, Burt Young, Terry Gilliam, Dario Argento, Abdurrahman Wahid, and Tabaré Vázquez. Among people deceased in 2019, Anna Karina ranks 19Before her are Nuon Chea, Peter Fonda, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Karel Gott, I. M. Pei, and Alexei Leonov. After her are Franco Zeffirelli, Immanuel Wallerstein, Gordon Banks, Beji Caid Essebsi, Zhores Alferov, and João Gilberto.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Anna Karina ranks 61 out of 1,032Before her are Nicolas Steno (1638), Carl Nielsen (1865), Mads Mikkelsen (1965), Anders Fogh Rasmussen (1953), Tollund Man (-400), and Johannes Fibiger (1867). After her are Canute IV of Denmark (1043), Arne Jacobsen (1902), Eric VI of Denmark (1274), August Krogh (1874), Jørn Utzon (1918), and Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark (1900).

Among ACTORS In Denmark

Among actors born in Denmark, Anna Karina ranks 3Before her are Asta Nielsen (1881), and Mads Mikkelsen (1965). After her are Erik Bruhn (1928), Jesper Christensen (1948), Giancarlo Esposito (1958), Connie Nielsen (1965), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (1970), Annette Stroyberg (1936), Sidse Babett Knudsen (1968), Lars Mikkelsen (1964), and Ulrich Thomsen (1963).

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