Anouk Aimée, Oscar-nominated French actress, dies at 92

Anouk Aimee has died at age 92.
Anouk Aimee has died at age 92.

French actress Anouk Aimée of "La Dolce Vita" and "A Man and a Woman" has died, her daughter shared Tuesday. Aimée was 92.

"With my daughter, Galaad, and my granddaughter, Mila, we are immensely saddened to announce the decease of my mother, Anouk Aimée," her daughter Manuela Papatakis wrote on Instagram. "I was at her bedside when she passed away this morning at her home in Paris. With infinite love."

French Culture Minister Rachida Dati also mourned the Oscar-nominated actress. "We bid farewell to a world-famous icon, to a great actress of French cinema who took on roles for some of the biggest names, such as Demy, Lelouch and Fellini," she wrote on X. "I send my warmest thoughts to his family and loved ones."

Aimée, born Nicole Françoise Florence Dreyfus, appeared in over 70 films throughout her career.

Anouk Aimée earned an Oscar nomination for her role in "A Man and A Woman."
Anouk Aimée earned an Oscar nomination for her role in "A Man and A Woman."

She made her debut at age 14 in the movie "The House Under the Sea" after being scouted by the director Henri Calef on the street, she told the Los Angeles Times in 2002. “He said, ‘Would you like to make a film?’” she recalled.

Her character in the 1947 film was Anouk, which she went on to adopt as a mononym. In 1949, she adopted the last name Aimée, which means "beloved" in French, at the suggestion of "The Lovers of Verona" screenwriter Jacques Prévert.

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"He said when you are going to be 40, you cannot be called Anouk alone," Aimée recalled to the L.A. Times.

Aimée earned an Oscar nomination and Golden Globe win for best actress for her role in 1967's "A Man and a Woman."

Her last role was in the 2019 movie "The Best Years of a Life."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Anouk Aimée dead: Oscar-nominated French actress was 92