Emmanuelle Riva Dies: Oscar-Nominated ‘Amour’ Star Was 89

Iconic French actress and Oscar nominee Emmanuelle Riva, whose career spanned six decades, has died. Riva passed away Friday afternoon in Paris following a long battle with cancer; she was 89. Consistently an in-demand actress, Riva was best known internationally for two roles that essentially bookended her career. In 1959, she starred in Alain Resnais’ classic Hiroshima Mon Amour, picking up a BAFTA nomination. Fifty-three years later, she played Anne in Michael Haneke’s…

Iconic French actress and Oscar nominee Emmanuelle Riva, whose career spanned six decades, has died. Riva passed away Friday afternoon in Paris following a long battle with cancer; she was 89. Consistently an in-demand actress, Riva was best known internationally for two roles that essentially bookended her career. In 1959, she starred in Alain Resnais’ classic Hiroshima Mon Amour, picking up a BAFTA nomination. Fifty-three years later, she played Anne in Michael Haneke’s…