May 17th, 2017
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ANNA KARINA: A STAGE NAME <BR />CREATED BY GABRIELLE CHANEL

ANNA KARINA: A STAGE NAME
CREATED BY GABRIELLE CHANEL

Hanne Karin Bayer began her career in Denmark, where she sang in cabarets, worked as a model, and acted in commercials. At the age of 17 she came to Paris and met Gabrielle Chanel, who helped her come up with her professional name: Anna Karina. She was noticed at the time by Jean‑Luc Godard and went on to play her first great film roles.

© Giancarlo Botti / Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina at Jean-Claude Brialy's house in Monthion, circa 1960 in France.