Anna Karina was the starlet and wife of French New Wave cinema auteur Jean Luc Godard. She began acting for him whe she was dating a painter, until one day at lunch, she recalls, "I felt something under the table - it was Jean-Luc's hand. He gave me a piece of paper and then left to drive back to Geneva. I went into another room to see what he'd written. It said, 'I love you. Rendezvous at midnight at the Café de la Prez.'" She met him there, left her boyfriend, and the rest was history.