Aimée was born Nicole Françoise Florence Dreyfus in Paris, France, the daughter of actor Henri Murray (born Henry Dreyfus) and actress Geneviève Sorya (born Durand).
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Anouk Aimée (1932) is a French film actress, who has appeared in 70 films since 1947, having begun her film career at age 14. In her early years she studied acting and dance besides her regular education. Although the majority of her films were French, she also made a number of films in Spain, Great Britain, Italy and Germany, along with some American productions.
Among her films are Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960), after which she was considered a "rising star who exploded" onto the film world.
Although some have speculated that she may be related to Captain Alfred Dreyfus, this has never been confirmed. Her father was Jewish and her mother was Roman Catholic. She was raised Catholic but later converted to Judaism as an adult.