An icon of 1960s cinema, Danish-French actress Anna Karina came to prominence as French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard’s muse during this period. Altogether, Karina appeared in eight films directed by Godard: A Woman is a Woman (1961), My Life to Live (1962), The Little Soldier (1963), Band of Outsiders (1964), Alphaville (1965), Pierrot le Fou (1965), Made in USA (1966), and The Oldest Profession (1967). She won the Golden Bear Award for Best Actress for her performance as an exotic dancer in A Woman is a Woman. Godard and Karina’s collaboration and relationship made them one of the most celebrated pairings of the 1960s, according to The Independent.
Below are 25 beautiful vintage photographs capture the icon during the ‘60s:
Anna Karina in a bar in Paris, France, 1960. Photo by REPORTERS ASSOCIES/Gamma-Rapho.
Anna Karina about to kiss her husband Jean-Luc Godard on their wedding day in Geneva, Switzerland, March 1961. Photo by Jean-Claude Sauer/Paris Match.
Anna Karina, who has just married Jean-Luc Godard, smiling with a rose in her hair, Geneva, Switzerland, March 1961. Photo by Jean-Claude Sauer/Paris Match.
Anna Karina at the San Sebastian Film Festival, 1962, Guipuzcoa, Spain. Photo by Gianni Ferrari/Cover.
Studio portrait of Anna Karina, bare shoulders, wearing a bun, December 1962. Photo by Walter Carone/Paris Match.