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Emmanuelle Riva

Actress

Born - 24 February 1927, Chenimenil, France
Died - 27 January 2017

Light-haired French actress with delicate features. Born Paulette Riva, she entered the acting profession against the wishes of her working-class parents, but was soon successful, especially in the worldwide hit Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959). Much more recently, she became the oldest Oscar nominee for her performance in Amour (2012). More than 60 other film credits included Les Grandes Familles (1958), The Eighth Day (1960), Kapo (1960), Leon Morin, Priest (1961), Therese Desqueroux (1962), The Hours of Love (1963), Thomas the Imposter (1965), Bitter Fruit (1967), Gates of Fire (1972), Ariane (1974), Les Jeux de la Comtesse Dolingen de Gratz (1981), Funny Boy (1987), For Sasha (1991), Three Colours: Blue (1993), XXL (1997), Venus Beauty (1999), C'est la Vie (2001), Un Homme et Son Chien (2008), Skylab (2011), Lost in Paris (2016) and Alma (2017), her last. She died from cancer.