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Snapshot, 1961: Kisses for Jean-Luc Godard

It began in Geneva; and the relationship between Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina was, in the actress's own words, "A strange love story from the beginning... we were like animals."

While shooting the film ‘The Little Soldier’ in Geneva in 1960, the magnetic attraction between the young actress and the film director proved irresistible and Karina left her boyfriend to be with Godard. The pair married in 1961 but it didn’t last long. Divorce followed a bare two (unhappy) years later. But this picture, taken in 1961, shows only the early passion and none of the later troubles. If only life were always that good.

Photo:  Jean-Claude Sauer/Paris Match via Getty Images