Anne Parillaud is a French actress, born on May 6, 1960, in Paris, France. She is best known for her role as Nikita in the 1990 film "La Femme Nikita," directed by Luc Besson.

Parillaud began her acting career in the late 1970s, appearing in several French films and television shows. She gained critical acclaim for her performance as the title character in "La Femme Nikita," which earned her a César Award for Best Actress in 1991. She also starred in other notable films such as "Innocent Blood" (1992), "Frankie Starlight" (1995), and "Gangsters" (2002).

In addition to her work in film, Parillaud has also appeared in various stage productions and has lent her voice to several animated films and television series. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including three César Award nominations.

Parillaud has been married three times, including to French director Luc Besson from 1986 to 1997. The couple had a daughter together. Parillaud has been known for her advocacy work for various causes, including animal welfare and HIV/AIDS awareness.