Born Françoise Sorya Dreyfus of Jewish descent in Paris, Anouk Aimée is the
daughter of another actress, Geneviève Sorya. She began her
career in French films at the age of sixteen. In 1958 she portrayed the tragic
artist Jeanne Hébuterne in the film Les Amants de Montparnasse. She later
appeared in La Dolce Vita and in Jacques Demy's Lola.
She won the 1967 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama and was nominated for an
Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film that brought her international fame, A Man and a Woman.
From 1970 to 1978, she was married to the British actor Albert Finney. Her
third husband (1951-54) was the film director Nikos Papatakis.
She also appeared in Festival in Cannes (2001) as Millie Marquand.