One of the greats of “actresses your girlfriend likes to use as desktop wallpaper but hasn’t seen any movies of” has died. Anna Karina was 79 and is survived by a lot of Tumblr gifs. She started her career in cabaret at the age of 14 and ran away from home to be involved in showbiz full-time soon after. She was spotted by Jean-Luc Godard on a subway advert for Palmolive, and became an instant muse for the horny new-wave auteur. They made eight films together, including A Woman Is a Woman, Bande A Parte and Alphaville, with Karina often cast as a figure of complicated, longing sexuality. The pair eventually became married and had a tempestuous (read: “abusive” relationship), often flaring up while on set. After they split, Karina put all her time working with pervy French artists behind her, and recorded an album with Serge Gainsbourg.