With a natural beauty and unpretentious manner, Diane Keaton understood how to incorporate know-how with ambition. On this understanding she built her career as an actress, and later on as a talented director. Driven early on by the desire to become a part of the artistic world, she landed a role in Hair in 1968.
Life had more surprises in store for Diane as a year later she would meet Woody Allen in what would turn out to be a crucial encounter. Wasting no time, she then went on to act in Allen's play, and later on, his film Play it again, Sam. The duo, great friends both onstage and off, continued to work together on all things cinematic and she has appeared in no fewer than eight of his films. One of the most famous of these was Annie Hall which won her an Oscar and a BAFTA. She truly was Woody Allen's muse, and already being well-versed in comic acting, she decided to branch out and demonstrate her brilliance in dramatic roles, such as in Francis Ford Coppola's famous trilogy The Godfather.
In 1980, Diane, eager for new adventures, decided to try being on the other side of the camera and tackle directing. Once again, she met with success. From her first feature film, Unstrung Heroes, to the comedy Hanging Up, in which she stars opposite Meg Ryan, the face of L'Oréal proves once again that she is a woman in touch with the times and an accomplished artist.