Good People: Anna Karina

We all know and love the work of French New Wave director, Jean-Luc Godard - but I think what made his movies so iconic were his actors. The characters that Godard created were so innovative at the time, and have since left a very lasting impression. Godard probably didn't expect his characters to become fashion icons by their very chic, and casual attire and satirical attitudes. One of my favorites, starring in a significant amount of his films, ( and probably a favorite to many others as well ) is Anna Karina. She is perfect. The way she casually carries guns through her kitchen in a beret in 'Pierrot le Fou' and eats her boyfriends flesh in 'Weekend'. The heavy eye-liner, poofy hair, and striped shirts she sports on camera is always worn in perfection. Below are some of my favorite iconic photos of her:


Anna Karina fan said...

Wow, these are great! She looks so innocent with a cigarette and a gun! I'd love to see some colour pictures of her, though.

Tom Molinaro said...

She was purported to be, in many circles, as the most beautiful woman in the world. No argument here. I had a huge celebrity crush on her as a teenager, even though I hadn't a clue what New Wave Cinema was.

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