She has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Additionally, she has recieved a Cesar Award and won Award for Best Actress at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.
|Full Name||Nicole Francoise Florence "Anouk Aimee" Dreyfus|
|Birth Date||April 27, 1932|
|Father||Henry Dreyfus Murray|
Aimee is said to be related to Alfred Dreyfus, though this is not confirmed.
Jacques Prevert wrote a role in his film Les amants de Verone in 1949 specially for Aimee. It was he that suggested that she change her name to "Anouk Aimee."
Aimee had a love affair with Omar Sharif.
While casting in 1984 for the film La Brava, starring Dustin Hoffman, Hoffman rejected the idea in the script that he was to play a character who falls in love with an uncast older woman. He urged the casting directors to find a younger woman, protesting that he would not be able to find an older woman that he would have chemistry with. Faye Dunaway was suggested, but Hoffman rejected her, saying that she was "too obvious." A month later, he happened to meet Aimee in Paris, and immediately contacted the director, saying that he had changed his mind. He was so confident in her, he told casting directors that they only needed to talk to her on the phone and hear her voice to be convinced.
Aimee was married a total of four times. Her first marriage lasted for a year, with Eduard Zimmermann, from 1949 - 1950. Her second marriage was to Nikos Papatakis, from 1951 - 1955. She had her only child, a daughter, with Papatakis. Her third marriage was to a music producer and lasted three years. Lastly, she married Albert Finney, and they remained married from 1970 - 1979.
Robert Altman was desperate to cast Aimee in his film Lake Lugano, and although Aimee "loved" the script, she was put off when she actually met with Altman in person, and thus turned down the role. Later, she described him as being "like a bomb," saying "I want this, I want that." She said, "it would be very difficult to work with him." The film never ended up being made.
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