born in 1932 as a daughter to an archeologist in beirut, lebanon. grew up in new york and later moved to france. first film: robert frank´s poetic beat piece "pull my daisy". then worked as an actress in the films of alain resnais, jacques demy, luis buñuel, william klein, chantal akerman, marguerite duras. as a director adapted valeria solanas´ manifesto "S.C.U.M." (society for cutting up men) and also directed the documentary "sois belle et tais-toi", a film on sexism in the industry, including amongst others maria schneider and shirley maclaine. helped establish the "centre audiovisuel simone de beauvoir" in paris, that archives and produces women`s work in film and sound.
jesus, what a cool lady.