Date of Birth : Apr 27th 1932

Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning French film actress, Aimée was born Françoise Sorya Dreyfus in Paris, France, the daughter of actors Geneviève Sorya (born Durand) and Henri Murray (born Dreyfus).

Aimée began her film career in 1947 at age 14. In 1958 she portrayed the tragic artist Jeanne Hébuterne in the film Les Amants de Montparnasse. She later appeared in La dolce vita, 8½ and Jacques Demy’s Lola. She won the 1967 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film that brought her international fame, A Man and a Woman. In 1980, she received the Award for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Marco Bellocchio’s Salto nel vuoto (Leap Into The Void), as won Michel Piccoli (her partner in the movie) the Best Actor Prize.

Her second husband (1951-54) was the film director Nikos Papatakis, with whom she has a daughter Manuela born in 1952. From 1970 to 1978, she was married to the British actor Albert Finney.

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