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Emmanuelle RIVA

French Emmanuelle RIVA

born Paulette Germaine RIVA

French actress

Source :  Patrick MOUILLERON

Born: on February 24, 1927 in Cheniménil, France
Died: on January 27, 2017 in Paris, France


Riva was born in Cheniménil, France, the daughter of Jeanne (née Nourdin) and Alfredo Riva, a sign painter. Her paternal grandfather was Italian. Riva started her acting career on the Paris stage after having worked as a seamstress. Her best known role was as the female leading character Elle (literally, she) in Hiroshima mon amour (1959).

She has also appeared in Adua e le compagne (aka, Adua and Friends, 1960), Léon Morin, prêtre (1961), Thérèse Desqueyroux (1962), for which she won the Volpi Cup for best actress at the Venice Film Festival, Thomas l'imposteur (1965), Gli occhi, la bocca (The Eyes, the Mouth 1982), Three Colours: Blue (1993) as the mother of Juliette Binoche's character, and Venus Beauty Institute (1999). She has continued to act in films in the 21st century, notably Amour (2012).

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