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).


  • 2012, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
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  • 1962, Venice Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 1961, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Nominee
  • 2012, European Film Awards — European Actress: Winner
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actress: Winner


  • Birth Place: Cheniménil, France
  • Birthday: February 24, 1927, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor, Poet

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