She was an avid reader of Tintin books.
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 290-294. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
Her favorite collaborator was Delphine Seyrig, whom she called "the greatest actress in France and possibly in the entire world".
Won the Prix Goncourt (France's most distinguished literary prize) for "L'Amant" in 1984.