She reprized that role in the film's first sequel, The Godfather: Part II (1974).She then appeared with Allen again in Sleeper (1973) and Love and Death (1975).In 1977 she broke away from her comedy image to appear in the chilling Looking for Mr.

It was the same year that she appeared in what many regard as her best performance, in the title role of Annie Hall (1977), which Allen wrote specifically for her (her real last name is Hall, and her nickname is Annie), and what an impact she made.

She won the Oscar and the British Award for Best Actress, and Allen won the Directors Award from the DGA.

She started a fashion trend with her unisex clothes and was the poster girl for a lot of young males.

Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker.

Her ancestry includes Irish, English, German, and Scottish.

Keaton studied Drama at Santa Ana College before dropping out to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.

After appearing in summer stock for several months, she got her first major stage role in the Broadway rock musical "Hair." As understudy to the lead, she gained attention by not removing any of her clothing.

In 1970, Woody Allen cast her in his Broadway play "Play It Again, Sam," which had a successful run.

It was during this time that she became involved with Allen and appeared in a number of his films.