Legendary Classic Film Actress From ‘La Dolce Vita’ Has Passed Away

French actress Anouk Aimée was best known for her roles in films including “La Dolce Vita,” “8 1/2,” “Lola” and “A Man and a Woman.” She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA award for Best Actress for her role in “A Man and a Woman.” That same role also earned her an Oscar nomination which made her the first actress to ever receive an Oscar nomination for a French language film.

Sadly, Aimée’s daughter, Manuela Papatakis, has announced the sad news that her mother has died. On Instagram, Papatakis posted a black and white picture of her mother and shared the sad news in both French and English. She explained, “With my daughter, Galaad, and my granddaughter, Mila, we are immensely saddened to announce the decease of my mother, Anouk Aimée. I was at her bedside when she passed away this morning at her home in Paris; With infinite love.”

Papatakis did not include a cause of death in the announcement. Aimée was 92 years old.

According to IMDB, Aimée’s birth name was Nicole Françoise Florence Dreyfus, and according to Deadline, both of her parents were actors. Her mother was actress Geneviève Sorya who was known for roles including the 1930s films “Marius et Olive à Paris,” and “La fin du jour” as well as the 1980s film “Qu’est-ce qui fait courir David?” Her father was Henry Murray who was best known for films from the 1940s including “Nuits d’alerte,” “L’aventure commence demain” and “La nuit blanche.” Aimée was their only child.

Aimée acted in 91 different projects during her career, and she was married four different times. She had one child.

Watch the video below to see a tribute to Aimée and her acting career.