Oscar-Nominated Actress Emmanuelle Riva Dead at 89

French stage and screen actress Emmanuelle Riva has died, aged 89.

The veteran star passed away in a clinic in Paris, France on Friday after a long illness, her agent Anne Alvares Correa told the Associated Press.

Riva was born in Chenimenil and moved to Paris at the age of 26 in 1953 to launch a career as an actress, in spite of opposition from her family.

She first garnered critical acclaim for her role as Elle in Hiroshima mon amour (Hiroshima, My Love), the 1959 classic film directed...

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