Her favorite collaborator was Delphine Seyrig, whom she called "the greatest actress in France and possibly in the entire world".
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.
Won the Prix Goncourt (France's most distinguished literary prize) for "L'Amant" in 1984.