In the seventies and early eighties, Geneviève Bujold was the most recognizable French-Canadian celebrity apart from Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
In the sixties, her French background allowed her to work in France with directors like Alain Resnais (in The War is Over) and Louis Malle (in The Thief of Paris). She became an international star after playing Anne Boleyn, the doomed wife of King Henry VIII of England and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, in the 1969 movie Anne of a Thousand Days, co-starring Richard Burton as Henry VIII. Subsequent movie credits included Alex and the Gypsy (opposite Jack Lemmon) and Coma, based on the Robin Cook thriller novel, with Michael Douglas, as well as Obsession, co-starring Cliff Robertson.
In the eighties, Geneviève Bujold formed a fruitful professional relationship with director Alan Rudolph, appearing in his movies Choose Me (1984) , Trouble In Mind (1985) and The Moderns (1988), while also finding time to appear in the 1984 detective thriller Tightrope with Clint Eastwood and in a few movies in Canada.
Geneviève Bujold continues to work, having turned seventy in July 2012, mostly in small indie films.