BAFTA-nominated actress who won an Academy Award for her leading role in Amour alongside Jean-Louis Trintignant.
She used to work as a seamstress for a local theater.
She played Elle in the film Hiroshima Mon Amour, which received rave reviews.
Her parents are named Jeanne and Alfredo Riva.
She was in the film Venus Beauty Institute with Audrey Tautou.