Anna Karina is an actress and model known as the muse of Jean -Luc Godard.
Leaving behind a tumultuous childhood, Anna Karina arrived in Paris by way of Holland in 1958. She was discovered while sitting in a parisian cafe and immediately began modeling for the likes of Pierre Cardin and Coco Chanel. She began acting a year later (1959) in commercials and small bit-parts.
It was in a Palmolive add that Godard first spotted her. After some reluctance she began staring in his films. Most notably: Le Petite Soldat, Une femme est une femme (during the filming Godard and Karina were married), and Vivre sa vie. She won the best actress award at the berlin film festival for Une femme est une femme.
She divorced Godard in 1967, but went on to make many more films. She even maintained a successful singing career with hits written for her by Serge Gainsbourg!
Her French New Wave style, perfectly mussed hair, dramatic smokey eyeliner, and striking beauty make her perfect for this week's style spotlight...