The Danish-born actress Anna Karina’s Saturday had been buried in Paris.

A small group of family and friends attended the funeral at the Père-Lachaise cemetery in the French capital.

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Among them was another big star from the 1960s, singer and actress Jane Birkin, and the oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard.

France’s minister of culture, Franck Riester, attended, writes the French news agency AFP.

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The French culture minister arrives for the funeral service. Photo: Zakaria Abdelkafi/Ritzau Scanpix

Although Anna Karina worked as both a model and singer, she is first and foremost known for his roles in the movies as her former husband Jean-Luc Godard directed in the 1960s.

She died on 14. december at the age of 79 years.

The Danish-born actress with the civil name Hanne Karen Blarke Bayer lived his entire adult life in France.

Already as a teenager, hitch-hiking, the Anna Karina to Paris, where she would try to become an actor.

She began instead as a model, which led to a home on the French magazine “Elle” and subsequent name change at the request of the modeskaberen Coco Chanel.

Anna Karina was in the same period discovered by film director Jean-Luc Godard on the famous street Champs-Élysées in Paris. And from here, she developed into a muse and the face of the French cinema in the 1960s.

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Friends and relatives follows Anna karina’s coffin after the funeral service. Photo: Zakaria Abdelkafi/Ritzau Scanpix

the Cooperation with the French-swiss film director led to the fact that Anna Karina already as a 21-year-old won an award for “best actress” at the Berlin film festival for the godard’s movie “Une Femme est une Femme” (“A woman is a woman”) from 1961.

throughout her career, she appearing in more than 50 films – both French, Danish and international.

at Home she played in a film adaptation of H. C. Andersen’s “the Story of a mother” in 1979 and the movie “the Man who would be guilty” in 1990, after Henrik Stangerups novel.

In 2016, received the Anna Karina an honorary prize at the Bodilprisen for his career as a “versatile and multifaceted actor, director, and artist, who has given infinitely to the film through the decades”, it said in the explanatory memorandum.

Anna Karina was in 1968, divorced from Jean-Luc Godard and was subsequently married several times – with the French actor Pierre Antoine Fabre, the French director Daniel Duval and forward to his death with the film director Dennis Berry.