Emmanuelle Riva (1927–2017)


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An only child, Emmanuelle was born Paulette Germaine Riva in Cheniménil, but eventually grew up in Remiremont. Her mother, Jeanne Fernande Nourdin, was a seamstress. Her father, René Alfred "Alfredo" Riva, was a sign writer. Her paternal grandfather was Italian. She dreamed of becoming an actress since she was six, so that the entire world would ... See full bio »

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(age 89) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Amour Anne
(2012)
Therese Thérèse Desqueyroux
(1962)
(1993)

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 2016 Lost in Paris
Martha
 2016 Marie and the Misfits
Suzanne
 2012 A Greek Type of Problem
Granny
 2012 Amour
Anne
 2011 Skylab
Mme Prévost dite Mémé - la mère d'Anna
 2009 Can't Say No
Mme Revison
 2008 Un homme et son chien
Femme église
 2008 The Great Alibi
Geneviève Herbin
 2006 My Son
Grandmother / La grand mère
 2005 Venus and Apollo (TV Series)
Mme Galinet
- Soin renaissance (2005) ... Mme Galinet
- Soin thanatos (2005) ... Mme Galinet
- Soin secret (2005) ... Mme Galinet
 2004 Eros Therapy
Emma
 2003 Vert paradis
La mère de Lucas
 2001 C'est la vie
Dominique
 2001 Médée (TV Movie)
Le choeur
 1999 Venus Beauty
Tante Lyda
 1997 XXL
Sonia Stern
 1997 Capitaine au long cours
Clémentine / Calypso
 1995 L'homme aux semelles de vent (TV Movie)
La mère de Rimbaud
 1994 A che punto è la notte (TV Movie)
Professoressa Chaldiny
 1994 Éclats de famille (TV Movie)
Marguerite
 1993 L'ombre du doute
Grandmother
 1993 Three Colors: Blue
La mère
 1992 Langer Samstag
Frau Dünskoven
 1992 Far from Brazil
Juliette
 1991 For Sasha
Mrs. Malka
 1990 Grand beau (TV Movie)
La Piou
 1990 La passion de Bernadette
Mère Marie-Thérèse Vauzou
 1989 Les dossiers de l'écran (TV Series)
Jeanne d'Albert
- Catherine de Médicis (1989) ... Jeanne d'Albert
 1987 Funny Boy
Micky's mother
 1984 Un delitto (TV Movie)
 1984 Liberté, la nuit
Mouche, the wife
 1983 Emmenez-moi au théâtre (TV Series)
Geneviève De Presles
- L'exil (1983) ... Geneviève De Presles
 1983 The Heiress (segment "Flüchtige Umarmungen")
 1983 Un homme à ma taille
Lisa Leibovitch
 1982 The Eyes, the Mouth
Mother
 1982 Ralentir école (TV Movie)
L'institutrice
 1982 Is There a Frenchman in the House?
Adélaïde Tumelat
 1982 Le piano des songes (TV Movie)
La mère de Claire
 1981 The Games of Countess Dolingen
Une invitée
 1981 Le roman du samedi: Un prêtre marié (TV Movie)
Malgaigne
 1980 Le règlement intérieur
La prof de journalisme
 1979 Les jeunes filles (TV Movie)
Andrée Hacquebaut
 1977 Madame Ex (TV Movie)
Aline
 1976 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series)
Natalia
- Un mois à la campagne (1976) ... Natalia
 1976 The Devil in the Heart
Madame Bouvier, la mère
 1975 La mort du pantin (TV Movie)
Marianne Morel
 1975 Léopold le bien-aimé (TV Movie)
Marie-Thérèse
 1975 La mort de l'utopie
La tragédienne
 1975 La dame de l'aube (TV Movie)
La pèlerine
 1975 Along the Fango River
Mathilde
 1974 Ariane
Pasiphae
 1973 I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse
Madame Rey / La mère-the mother
 1972 Le cygne (TV Movie)
Dame Gritie
 1972 Gates of Fire
La baronne
 1971 Man of Desire
Valentine
 1970 The Modification
Henriette
 1969 Je voudrais parler à monsieur Moratti (TV Movie)
Josette
 1969 Safari 5000
 1968 La forêt noire (TV Movie)
Maria Richter
 1967 Risky Business
Suzanne Doucet
 1967 Bitter Fruit
Soledad
 1966 Voilà l'ordre (Short)
 1966 La fin de la nuit (TV Movie)
Thérèse Desqueyroux
 1966 L'or et le plomb
La femme du monde
 1965 Le coup de grâce
Sophie
 1965 Thomas the Impostor
La princesse de Bormes
 1965 I Kill, You Kill
Lucia Rossi Perozzi (segment "La donna che viveva sola")
 1964 Le gros coup
Clémence Grandval
 1963 Caterina (TV Movie)
Caterina
 1963 The Hours of Love
Maretta
 1962 Therese
Thérèse Desqueyroux (as Emmanuele Riva)
 1962 Climates of Love
Isabelle
 1961 Léon Morin, Priest
Barny (as Emmanuele Riva)
 1960 Kapò
Terese
 1960 Hungry for Love
Marilina (as Emmanuele Riva)
 1960 Recourse in Grace
Germaine Tourier
 1960 The Eighth Day
Françoise
 1959 Hiroshima Mon Amour
Elle (as Emmanuele Riva)
 1959 La Confession (TV Movie)
Sylvia
 1958 The Possessors
La secrétaire (uncredited)
 1957 Énigmes de l'histoire (TV Series)
Sophie Charlotte
- Le chevalier d'Éon (1957) ... Sophie Charlotte
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Alternate Names:

Emmanuele Riva

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on working with Eiji Okada in Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)] He learned all his lines phonetically... His work was just amazing and he has a magnificent presence in the film. See more »

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Didn't own a TV set, a computer nor a cellphone. See more »

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Star Sign:

Pisces

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