French actress Emmanuelle Riva dies aged 89


The star of Hiroshima mon amour, Léon Morin, Priest, Thérèse Desqueyroux, and Skylab, who made more than fifty films over a period of almost six decades, found international fame in 2012 in Michael Haneke’s Amour, playing an octogenarian music teacher cared for by her husband, for which she earned an Oscar nomination.

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Emmaunelle Riva, the French actor whose 60 year career came to a triumphant climax with her Oscar nomination for Michael Haneke’s Amour, has died. Riva, who had cancer, died on Friday night in Paris, but was working until last summer, when she made a film, Alma, in Iceland and performed at the Villa Medici in Rome, reports The Guardian.