Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1943-10-22 (77 years old)
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Catherine Deneuve (born 22 October 1943) is a French actress. She gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof and mysterious beauties in films such as Repulsion (1965) and Belle de jour (1967). Deneuve was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1993 for her performance in Indochine; she also won César Awards for that film and The Last Metro (1980). Considered one of France's most successful actresses, she has also appeared in seven English-language films, most notably the 1983 cult classic The Hunger. In 2008, she appeared in her 100th film, Un conte de Noël. Description above from the Wikipedia article Catherine Deneuve, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia
Deneuve speaks fluent French, Italian and English and has some knowledge of Spanish, though she does not speak the language fluently. Her hobbies and passions include gardening, drawing, photography, reading, music, cinema, fashion, antiques and decoration.Deneuve has only been married once: to photographer David Bailey from 1965 to 1972, though they separated in 1967. She has lived with director Roger Vadim, actor Marcello Mastroianni, cinematographer Hugh Johnson, and Canal+ tycoon Pierre Lescure.Deneuve has two children: actor Christian Vadim (born 18 June 1963), from her relationship with Roger Vadim, and actress Chiara Mastroianni (born 28 May 1972), from her relationship with Marcello Mastroianni. She has five grandchildren. Deneuve has not had a public relationship since her breakup with Lescure in 1991. They remain friends, and Deneuve's children consider him their stepfather. According to Gala, in late 2019 Deneuve relied on Lescure while she recuperated from a stroke.Throughout her 20s and 30s, Deneuve reportedly dated actors Sami Frey, Clint Eastwood, Franco Nero, Burt Reynolds, and John Travolta as well as directors Roman Polanski, Jerry Schatzberg and Francois Truffaut, talent agent Bertrand de Labbey, singer Serge Gainsbourg and TV host Carlos Lozano. While most of her confirmed liaisons have been with much older men, Lozano was 19 years her junior, and in his late teens when he and Deneuve were involved in the early 1980s.In recent decades, Deneuve's lack of a boyfriend of record – in combination with the fact that she's kissed women in five films – has prompted speculation about her sexual orientation, which she acknowledged in a 2002 interview with Knack magazine: "Now that people know nothing about my private life, they start guessing: is there still a man in her life and who is he then? When they see me two or three times with a female friend they say: we've always known that. Well, they can enjoy it to their heart's content." Reports from 2000 claimed her beau was a 25-year-old technician she'd met on a recent film, but no writers could identify him. In 2006, Deneuve told The Daily Telegraph that she was in a relationship, but would not disclose the name of her partner.Deneuve is close friends with the artist Nall and owns some of his works.On 6 November 2019, BBC News reported that Deneuve suffered a mild stroke and was recuperating in a Paris hospital. Despite the health scare, there was no damage to her motor functions. Five weeks later, she was released from the hospital and spent the remainder of 2019 recuperating at her Paris home.A 2020 biography of Johnny Hallyday by Gilles Lhote claims that the singer maintained a carefully hidden, 56-year affair with Deneuve that started when they were teenagers in 1961 and continued until Hallyday's death in 2017.Deneuve started smoking in 1960 at age 16, and has been known to smoke up to three packs a day. She quit in 1985 with the aid of hypnotherapy, but started again in 1996. In 2020, her friend Juliette Binoche told Vanity Fair that Deneuve has stopped smoking since the recent stroke.
Deneuve was born Catherine Fabienne Dorléac in Paris, the daughter of French stage actors Maurice Dorléac (1901–1979) and Renée Simonot (b. 1911). Deneuve has two sisters, Françoise Dorléac (1942–1967) and Sylvie Dorléac (born 14 December 1946), as well as a maternal half-sister, Danielle, whom their mother had out of wedlock in 1937 with Aimé Clariond, but who was later adopted by Maurice and took his surname. Deneuve was her mother's maiden name, which she chose for her stage name, in order to differentiate herself from her sisters. Deneuve attended Catholic schools.
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Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful
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Sigmund Freud: A Jew Without God
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Aznavour by Charles
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André Téchiné: A Passion for Cinema
A walk through the career of French filmmaker André Téchiné, from his own point of view and that of those who worked with him: Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, Juliette Binoche and...
Farewell to the Night
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La La La
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The Incredible Mr. Piccoli
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Rise of a Star
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Vadim Mister Cool
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The Brand New Testament
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In the Name of My Daughter
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In the Courtyard
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God Loves Caviar
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Lines of Wellington
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Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia
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His Mother's Eyes
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Images de femmes ou le corset social
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From Paris in the 1960s to London in the first decade of the third millennium, Madeleine and her daughter Véra flit from one amorous adventure to the next, living for the moment and taking all the opp...
Catherine Deneuve, belle et bien là
The Big Picture
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Lafayette: The Lost Hero
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The Girl on the Train
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A Christmas Tale
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Frühstück mit einer Unbekannten
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The Stone Council
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Comizi di Non Amore
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Kings and Queen
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François Truffaut, une autobiographie
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A Talking Picture
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Updated adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' classic 18th Century tale of seduction, betrayal and revenge set in the modern 1960s world of Parisian high society. The beautiful Madame de Merteuil seeks v...
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Yves Saint Laurent: 5 avenue Marceau 75116 Paris
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Nearest to Heaven
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I'm Going Home
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Dancer in the Dark
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Von Trier's 100 Eyes
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A writer leaves his upper-class life and journeys with a woman claiming to be his sister, and her two friends.
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One Hundred and One Nights
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The World of Jacques Demy
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The Young Girls Turn 25
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François Truffaut: Stolen Portraits
Documentary overview of the life of French filmmaker François Truffaut.
My Favorite Season
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Lest We Forget
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The White Queen
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Strange Place for an Encounter
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Jeanne Quester is a psychologist-on-the-airwaves in a radio station. She got a raw deal when she was a child.
Let's Hope It's a Girl
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Scene of the Crime
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In 1911, a willful and determined man from peasant stock named Charles Saganne enlists in the military and is assigned to the Sahara Desert under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh.
Le Bon Plaisir
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Charlotte (Catherine Deneuve) flies to East-Africa in order to build a touristic center near the Lake Williams where the pygmys live. Here she meets her husband Victor (Philippe Noiret), a devoted con...
Helene, a pill-addicted anesthesiologist, is mourning the death of her boyfriend when, through a car accident she causes, she chances to meet the lethargic Gilles, a young man who lives for free at hi...
Choice of Arms
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Je vous aime
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The Last Metro
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See Here My Love
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Courage - Let's Run
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Françoise has gone into business seducing men whose wives want to divorce them, and who need incriminating evidence against them. In addition, she has a little blackmail operation going on on the side...
Bizarre events keep occurring in an old mansion, and it's soon become obvious that something mysterious is up in the attic.
March or Die
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Summer Sunday at a small beach house at the coast of Rome. Many people and stories: women's basketball team, two sports-obsessed soldiers, two men with their girlfriends and the priest with a big secr...
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Lovers Like Us
A young Frenchwoman fleeing her Italian fiancé in Caracas thrusts herself and those around her into madcap events.
Marie and Pauline are two cabaret singers who dream of buying a cabin in the mountains. To achieve this, the two women become prostitutes.
Act of Aggression
After his wife and daughter are raped and killed by a motorbike gang a man sets out to take revenge.
Don't Touch the White Woman!
A highly stylized surreal farce about the events leading up to Custer's Last Stand anachronistically reenacted in an urban renewal area in modern Paris.
The Murri Affair
Based on a true incident, this tells the story of a troubled young man who kills his sister's reactionary, violent and abusive husband and is eventually arrested for the murder. However, the dead husb...
The Woman with Red Boots
An elderly millionaire manipulates an avant-garde writer and a happily married man.
Liza meets the artist Giorgio and falls in love with him. She dreams of becoming the wife of Giorgio, but he is married. She dreams of being a close friend to him, but he has a favorite dog. Liza is r...
A Parisian police chief has an affair, but unbeknownst to him, the boyfriend of the woman he’s having an affair with is a bank robber planning a heist.
A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry her father.
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Documentary portrait of Henri Langlois, co-founder of the Cinémathèque Française.
Adapted from a story by William Irish, it's a noirish tale of a man who orders a mail-order bride but receives instead a con woman.
The April Fools
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The Diary of an Innocent Boy
Set in 18th century France, a naive 17-year-old orphan named Benjamin is taken in by his wealthy aunt, the Countess de Valandry. There, he is seduced by a variety of women, including a few flirtatious...
Manon is an amoral, free spirit who uses sex to surround herself in relatively luxurious surroundings.
The mistress (Catherine Deneuve) of a wealthy man misses material comforts when she leaves him for a younger lover.
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The Young Girls of Rochefort
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Belle de Jour
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A Matter of Resistance
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Song of the World
A medieval love story.
An episodic film, telling four erotic tales: Angela isn't sexually satisfied by her husband, so she simulates sleep-walking to visit her neighbor across the street every night; when his bathtub runs o...
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The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financia...
A few stories about a marriages and it's problems.
In 1964, on the request of UniFrance, writer and director Philippe Labro filmed four young actresses – Mireille Darc, Marie Dubois, Catherine Deneuve, and Françoise Dorléac – in order to promote these...
A dedicated layabout (Jean-Pierre Cassel) bounces from relationship to relationship, moving on only when the prospect of employment presents itself.
The Constancy of Reason
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