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16 December 2019 14:36

(CNN) French New Wave actress Anna Karina has died of cancer, her agent told CNN.

(CNN) French New Wave actress Anna Karina has died of cancer, her agent told CNN. "Beyond what she represented and the legend around her, the most important thing to remember about Anna is that she was a free spirit," Laurent Balandras told CNN. Karina "always remained so humble, so appreciative of all the opportunities she was given," the agent added. Karina died Saturday in Paris at the age of 79. She was "an incredible ambassador of the French cinema," Balandras said.

Anna Karina, star of French New Wave cinema, has died at 79

Danish-French actress Anna Karina poses during a photo session in Paris on March 2, 2018. Karina made choices out of pleasure, not strategy, he added, and had fun along the way. Read More