Catherine Deneuve

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Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Fabienne Dorléac
BirthplaceParis, France

Deneuve, Catherine,

1943–, French film actress, b. Paris as Catherine Fabienne Dorléac. The daughter of two actors and sister of actress Françoise Dorléac (1942–67), the cool and beautiful blonde has epitomized French elegance, appearing in more than 100 films in a wide range of genre. Her breakthrough role came in Jacques Demy's wistfully romantic musical Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg). Among her notable roles with outstanding directors have been as a mad killer in Roman PolanskiPolanski, Roman,
1933–, Polish-French film director, b. Paris. His family returned to Kraków, Poland, when he was three. His parents were imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps and his mother died at Auschwitz, but Polanski, living partly on his own, escaped the
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's Repulsion, a housewife and part-time prostitute in Luis BuñuelBuñuel, Luis
, 1900–83, Spanish film director, b. Calanda, Aragón. In his best films, he used poetic, often bizarre imagery and black humor to question and undermine all claims of authority and knowledge.
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's Belle de Jour (1967), a glamorous and mysterious mail-order bride in François TruffautTruffaut, François
, 1932–84, French film director and critic. Known in his early 20s as a writer for the influential French film journal Cahiers du Cinéma,
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's La Sirène du Mississippi (1969, Mississippi Mermaid), the actress wife of a Jewish playwright in Nazi-occupied Paris in Truffaut's Le Dernier Métro (1980, The Last Metro; César Award), and a supporting role in Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark (2000). She won another César Award for the colonial-era Indochine (1992). Other films in which she has appeared include Un Flic (1971, Dirty Money), My Favorite Season (1993), Place Vendôme (1998), Time Regained (1999), 8 Femmes (2002, 8 Women), and Palais Royale (2005). Most of her films have been French, some Italian, and a few American, e.g., The April Fools (1969), Hustle (1975), and The Hunger (1983). Her 21st-century roles have tended to be smaller or supporting. Deneuve has also been a model (and muse of Yves Saint LaurentSaint Laurent, Yves
, 1936–2008, French fashion designer, b. Oran, Algeria, as Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent. Moving to Paris at 17, he ultimately established houses of couture and boutiques there and in New York.
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), singer, and film producer.


See her The Private Diaries of Catherine Deneuve (2005, tr. 2007); study by L. Downing and S. Harris, ed. (2011).

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