Emmanuelle Riva is a Actor French born on 24 february 1927 at Cheniménil (France)
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Birth name Paulette RivaNationality FranceBirth 24 february 1927
at Cheniménil (France
)Death 27 january 2017
(at 89 years)
Emmanuelle Riva ([emanɥɛl ʁiva]; born 24 February 1927) is a French actress, best known for her roles in the films Hiroshima mon amour and Amour.
In 2013, Riva won the BAFTA Award and the César Award for her lead role in Michael Haneke's Amour as Anne Laurent, and was nominated for the Academy Award for the same role. She had previously been nominated for a BAFTA Award in 1960 for Hiroshima mon amour, and had won Best Actress at the Venice Film
Festival in 1962 for Thérèse Desqueyroux.
She was born Paulette Germaine Riva in Cheniménil, France. She grew up in Remiremont. Riva was the only child of Jeanne (née Nourdin) who descended from a family of Lorrainian and Alsatian farmers and Alfredo Riva, an Italian sign painter from Lombardy.
Riva moved to Paris at the age of 26 in 1953 from her home in rural France to become an actress, despite opposition from her family. She started her acting career on the Paris stage after having trained as a seamstress. She never married and has no children. She lives in Paris. She speaks French and some Italian but not English and has never performed in English.