Emmanuelle Riva



  • Birth Place: Cheniménil, France
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/24/1927, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; poet
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Emmanuelle Riva Fast Facts:
  • Worked as a seamstress before becoming an actress.
  • Took photographs of Hiroshima while filming Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) that were eventually published and released in both Japan and France.
  • Published several books of poetry, beginning with Les Feu des miroirs in 1975.
  • With her nomination for Amour (2012), she became the oldest woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, surpassing Jessica Tandy (who won for Driving Miss Daisy at age 80).
  • Emmanuelle Riva Awards:
  • 1960 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1962 Venice Film Festival: Best Actress - Winner
  • 2013 César Awards: Best Actress - Winner

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