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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These comments from Bardot came some days after French actress Catherine Deneuve criticized the movement by saying it targeted men unfairly.
14, 2017 shows French actress Catherine Deneuve posing for photographers during a photocall for the film "Sage Femme" (The Midwife) in competition at the 67th Berlinale film festival in Berlin.
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Thanks to famous beauty Catherine Deneuve for her contribution to the global movement against sexual harassment.
FRENCH feminists have denounced an open letter signed by film star Catherine Deneuve that said men are being unfairly targeted by sexual misconduct allegations and should be free to hit on women.
FRENCH film legend Catherine Deneuve has come under renewed fire over her view that men should be free to "hit on women".
That is according to French movie star Catherine Deneuve and a hundred other French women writers, scholars, and academics in their open letter published in the newspaper Le Monde that defends men and their "freedom to hit on women.
French star Catherine Deneuve and other artists wrote in an open letter published in daily Le Monde that the wave of "denunciations" in the wake of the #MeToo movement is a threat to sexual freedom and a "witch-hunt.
Catherine Deneuve has become a rare dissenting voice in the sexual harassment scandal that has convulsed the film industry in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations .
Catherine Deneuve achieved notoriety playing a bored middle-class housewife who moonlights as a prostitute in 1967's Belle de Jour - not to be confused with the popular Sunday evening ITV drama.
Mendoza joined Hollywood/world cinema stars Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Kirsten Dunst, Charlize Theron, Benicio Del Toro, Elle Fanning, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Monica Bellucci, Salma Hayek, Shu Qi, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, and acclaimed filmmakers Jane Campion, Pedro Almodovar, Michael Haneke, Bille August, Dario Argento, Costa-Gavras, Oliver Stone, Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro and Sofia Coppola.
Por su parte, la actriz francesa Catherine Deneuve tambien ha recibido recientemente una estrella en el Paseo de la Fama.