Anna Karina

1940 - 2019

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Anna Karina (born Hanne Karin Bayer; 22 September 1940 – 14 December 2019) was a Danish-French film avant garde actress, director, writer, and singer. She was French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's collaborator in the 1960s, performing in several of his films, including The Little Soldier, A Woman Is a Woman, My Life to Live, Bande à part (Band of Outsiders), Pierrot le Fou (Crazy Pete) and Alphaville. For her performance in A Woman Is a Woman, Karina won the Silver Bear Award for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival.In 1972, Karina set up a production company for her directorial debut, Vivre ensemble (1973), which screened in the Critics' Week lineup at the 26th Cannes Film Festival. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Karina has received more than 1,439,432 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Anna Karina is the 316th most popular actor (down from 308th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Denmark (up from 64th in 2019) and the 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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Among actors, Anna Karina ranks 316 out of 10,030Before her are Bela Lugosi, Burt Reynolds, Telly Savalas, Douglas Fairbanks, Ellen Burstyn, and Deborah Kerr. After her are Laura Antonelli, Donald Pleasence, William Shatner, Mickey Rooney, F. Murray Abraham, and Alan Arkin.

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Among people born in 1940, Anna Karina ranks 44Before her are George A. Romero, Tabaré Vázquez, Nancy Pelosi, Dario Argento, Nancy Sinatra, and Burhanuddin Rabbani. After her are Andrzej Żuławski, Thomas Harris, Cliff Richard, Dennis Tito, H. R. Giger, and Eduardo Galeano. Among people deceased in 2019, Anna Karina ranks 24Before her are Karel Gott, Bibi Andersson, I. M. Pei, Albert Finney, João Gilberto, and Michel Legrand. After her are Kary Mullis, Beji Caid Essebsi, Murray Gell-Mann, Ratko Janev, Li Peng, and Gordon Banks.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Anna Karina ranks 63 out of 783Before her are Abel, King of Denmark (1218), Anne of Denmark (1574), Gerda Wegener (1886), Fredrik Bajer (1837), Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889), and Victor Borge (1909). After her are Canute IV of Denmark (1043), Prince Vincent of Denmark (2), Sven Hassel (1917), Johannes Fibiger (1867), Inge Lehmann (1888), and Princess Benedikte of Denmark (1944).

Among ACTORS In Denmark

Among actors born in Denmark, Anna Karina ranks 1After her are Asta Nielsen (1881), Erik Bruhn (1928), Mads Mikkelsen (1965), Giancarlo Esposito (1958), Connie Nielsen (1965), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (1970), Jesper Christensen (1948), Ghita Nørby (1935), Viggo Larsen (1880), Ulrich Thomsen (1963), and Lars Mikkelsen (1964).

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