born on 22/10/1943 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
Catherine Deneuve in 1995
|Born||Catherine Fabienne Dorléac
October 22 1943
|Spouse(s)||David Bailey (1965-1972)|
Catherine Deneuve (French pronunciation: [katin dnv], 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 performances 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.
Deneuve was born Catherine Fabienne Dorléac in occupied Paris, the third of four daughters, to French stage and screen actor Maurice Dorléac and actress Renée Deneuve. Deneuve was raised Catholic. Her three sisters are actress Françoise Dorléac (who died in a car crash on 26 June 1967), Sylvie Dorléac and Danielle Dorléac.
Deneuve began acting as a teenager using her mother's name as her elder sister, Françoise Dorléac, was using their father's name. She made her film debut with a small role in Les Collégiennes (1957) and subsequently appeared in films directed by Roger Vadim, such as Vice and Virtue (1963). The film that brought her stardom was Jacques Demy's 1964 musical Les Parapluies de Cherbourg. She made two more films with Demy , most notably another musical, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967), with Dorléac who was killed in a car accident the following year as her twin sister. Further prominent films from this early time in her career included Roman Polanski's Repulsion (1965), Jean-Paul Rappeneau's La Vie de château (1966), which employed her 'underused comic skills', and Luis Buñuel's Belle de Jour (1967), as the ' haut-bourgeois housewife who achieves sexual satisfaction working in a Parisian brothel.' In the Polanski film, Deneuve first portrayed the character archetype for which she would be nicknamed the "ice maiden", playing a beautiful Belgian girl, an emotionally distant and mysterious woman 'going homicidally insane in Kensington.' Her work for Buñuel would be her most famous, and her screen persona as "a cold, remote erotic object which dreams are made on" reached a peak, according to the critic Philip French, in her second Buñuel film Tristana, (1970). Deneuve remained active in European films throughout the 1960s and 70s, but limited her appearances in American movies of the period to The April Fools (1969) and Hustle (1975). She co-starred with a young Jodie Foster in Casotto (1977).
In the 1980s, Deneuve's most notable films were François Truffaut's Le Dernier métro (1980), which garnered her the César Award for Best Actress, and Tony Scott's cult classic The Hunger (1983), her third American film in which she starred as a bisexual vampire, co-starring with David Bowie and Susan Sarandon. Deneuve's sex scene with Sarandon in The Hunger brought her a significant lesbian following.
Deneuve won a second Cesar Award and received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the period piece Indochine (1992). Her other significant movies were André Téchiné's Ma saison préférée (1993) and Les Voleurs (1995). In 1994, she was Vice President on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival. In 1996, Deneuve joined the documentary L'Univers de Jacques Demy, to show tribute to the director who made the film that brought her to fame. In 1997, she was the protagonist of the video clip of the song N'Oubliez Jamais singing by Joe Cocker. The next year, she won acclaim and the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival for her performance in Place Vendôme. In 1999 Deneuve appeared in five films, including: Est-Ouest, Le temps retrouvé, and Pola X. Her part in Lars von Trier's musical drama Dancer in the Dark (2000) alongside Icelandic singer Björk was subject to considerable critical scrutiny. The film was selected for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Deneuve's fourth and most recent American film was The Musketeer (2001). She shared the Silver Bear Award for Best Ensemble Cast at the Berlin International Film Festival for her performance in 8 Women (2002). In 2005, Deneuve published her diary A l'ombre de moi-meme ("In My Own Shadow", published in English as Close Up and Personal: The Private Diaries of Catherine Deneuve); in it she writes about her experiences shooting the films Indochine and Dancer in the Dark; and working with leading men such as Burt Reynolds, Jack Lemmon, Vincent Perez, William Hurt, and Marcello Mastroianni. In 2006, she headed the jury at the Venice Film Festival. She made another brief return to Hollywood with a guest-starring role on the FX TV series Nip/Tuck during its fourth season in November 2006. She also lent her voice to the Oscar-nominated animated feature Persepolis (2007). In 2008, she appeared in her 100th film, Un conte de Noël, which co-starred her daughter Chiara Mastroianni. That same year she was honored at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival for her work.
Deneuve continues to work steadily making at least two or three films per year.
Career outside of film
One of the world's great beauties, her image was used to represent Marianne, the national symbol of France, from 1985 to 1989. She was the face of Chanel No. 5 in the late 1970s and she caused sales of the perfume to soar in the United States – so much so that the American press, captivated by her charm, nominated her as the world's most elegant woman.
She is considered the muse of designer Yves Saint Laurent; he dressed her in the films Belle de Jour, La Chamade, [[Mississippi Mermaid|La sirène du [sic]]], Liza, and The Hunger. In 1992, she became a model for his skincare line.
In 2001, she was chosen as the new face of L'Oréal Paris. In 2006, Deneuve became the third inspiration for the MAC Beauty Icon series. Deneuve and make-up artists collaborated on the colour collection that became available at MAC locations worldwide in February 2006. Deneuve began appearing in the new Louis Vuitton luggage advertisements in 2007.
Deneuve introduced her own perfume, Deneuve, in 1986. She is also a designer of glasses, shoes, jewelry and greeting cards.
- Deneuve was appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Safeguarding of Film Heritage in 1994. On 12 November 2003, she resigned her position to protest the nomination of French businessman Pierre Falcone as the Angola representative, which enables him to escape justice and investigation for illegal arms dealing.
- Deneuve asked that the rights owed to her from her representation of Marianne be given to Amnesty International.
- Louis Vuitton made a donation to The Climate Project, spearheaded by Al Gore, on behalf of Deneuve.
- Deneuve is also involved with Children Action, Children of Africa, Orphelins Roumains and Reporters Without Borders.
- Douleur sans frontiers (Pain Without Borders) At the end of 2003, Deneuve recorded a radio commercial to encourage donations to fight against the pain in the world, notably for the victims of landmines.
- Handicap International In the middle of July 2005, Deneuve lent her voice to the message of radio commercials, TV and cinema, which denounced the use of the BASM (cluster bombs).
- Voix de femmes pour la démocratie (Voice of women for democracy) Deneuve read the text, "Le petit garçon," of Jean-Lou Dabadie, on the entitled CD, "Voix de femmes pour la démocratie." The CD was sold for the benefit of the female victims of the war and the fundamentalisms that fight for democracy.
- Deneuve has also been involved with various charities in the fight against AIDS and cancer.
- In 1972, Deneuve signed the Manifesto of the 343 (Manifeste des 343 salopes, Manifest of the 343 bitches). The manifesto was an admission by its signers to have practiced illegal abortions, and therefore, exposed themselves to judicial actions and prison sentences. It was published in Le Nouvel Observateur on 5 April 1971. That same year, feminist lawyer Gisèle Halimi founded the group, Choisir (To Choose), to protect the women who had signed the Manifesto of the 343.
- Deneuve is involved with Amnesty International's program to abolish the death penalty.
- In 2001, Deneuve delivered a petition organized by the French-based group, "Together Against the death penalty," to the U.S. Embassy in Paris.
- In April 2007, Deneuve signed a petition on the internet protesting the "misogynous" treatment of socialist presidential candidate Ségolène Royal. More than 8,000 French men and women signed the petition, including French actress Jeanne Moreau.
Deneuve speaks fluent French, Italian, English and is semi-fluent in German. Her hobbies and passions include gardening, drawing, photography, reading, music, cinema, fashion, antiques and decoration.
Deneuve was married to photographer David Bailey from 1965 to 1972. They divorced but remain friends, and she has since said "Marriage is an obsolete trap." She has had relationships with directors François Truffaut and Roger Vadim, actors Marcello Mastroianni, Burt Reynolds, and Clint Eastwood, and Canal+ tycoon Pierre Lescure.
Deneuve has four grandchildren: Christian's son Igor and daughter Lou, and Chiara's son Milo and daughter Anna.
|1957||Les Collégiennes||Une grande|| (The Twilight Girls)
Credited as Catherine/Sylvie Dorléac
|1960||'||Catherine||(Murder by Two)|
|1960||Les Portes claquent||Dany||(The Door Slams)|
|1962||Et satan conduit le bal||Manuelle||(And Satan Calls the Turns)|
|1962||Les Parisiennes||Sophie|| (Tales of Paris)
|1963||Le Vice et la vertu||Justine Morand||(Vice and Virtue)|
|1963||Vacances portugaises||Catherine||(Portuguese Vacation)|
|1964||La Costanza della ragione||Lori|
|1964||Les Parapluies de Cherbourg||Geneviève Emery||(The Umbrellas of Cherbourg)|
|1964||Les Plus belles escroqueries du monde||Swindler|| (The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers)
Segment: "L'homme qui vendit la Tour Eiffel"
|1964||La Chasse à l'homme||Denise||(Male Hunt)|
|1964||Un Monsieur de compagnie||Isabelle||(Male Companion)|
|1965||Les Petits chats||(Wild Roots of Love)|
|1965||Das Liebeskarussell||Angela Claasen||(The Daisy Chain)|
|1965||La Chant du monde||Clara||(Song of the World)|
|1966||La Vie de château||Marie||(A Matter of Resistance)|
|1966||Les Créatures||Mylène||(The Creatures)|
|1967||Les Demoiselles de Rochefort||Delphine Garnier||(The Young Girls of Rochefort)|
|1967||Belle de jour||Séverine Serizy||(Beauty of the Day)|
|1969||The April Fools||Catherine Gunther|
|1969||La Sirène du Mississipi||Julie Roussel/Marion Vergano||(Mississippi Mermaid)|
|1969||Tout peut arriver||Interviewee||(Don't Be Blue)|
|1970||Peau d'Âne||La princesse/Peau d'âne||(Donkey Skin)|
|1971||Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres||Catherine||(It Only Happens to Others)|
|1972||Un Flic||Cathy||(A Cop)|
|1973||'||Irène de Fontenoy||(A Slightly Pregnant Man)|
|1974||Touche pas à la femme blanche||Marie-Hélène de Boismonfrais||(Don't Touch the White Woman!)|
|1974||Fatti di gente perbene||Linda Murri||(Drama of the Rich)|
|1974||La Femme aux bottes rouges||Françoise LeRoi||(The Woman with Red Boots)|
|1975||'||Sarah||(Act of Aggression)|
|1975||Le Sauvage||Nelly||(Call Me Savage)|
|1976||Si c'était à refaire||Catherine Berger||(If I Had to Do It All Over Again)|
|1977||Anima persa||Sofia Stolz||(Lost Soul)|
|1977||March or Die||Simone Picard|
|1977||Casotto||Donna del sogno||(Beach House)|
|1978||'||Cécile Rainier||(Other People's Money)|
|1979||Écoute voir||Claude Alphand||(See Here My Love)|
|1979||À nous deux||Françoise||(Us Two)|
|1980||Ils sont grands, ces petits||Louise Mouchin||(When I Was a Kid, I Didn't Dare)|
|1980||Courage fuyons||Eva||(Courage Let's Run)|
|1980||Le Dernier Métro||Marion Steiner||(The Last Metro)|
|1980||Je vous aime||Alice||(I Love You All)|
|1981||Le Choix des armes||Nicole Durieux||(Choice of Arms)|
|1981||Hôtel des Amériques||Hélène||(Hotel America)|
|1982||Le Choc||Claire||(The Shock)|
|1983||The Hunger||Miriam Blaylock|
|1984||Le Bon plaisir||Claire Després|
|1985||Paroles et musique||Margaux||(Love Songs)|
|1986||Speriamo che sia femmina||Claudia||(Let's Hope It's a Girl)|
|1986||Le Lieu du crime||Lili Ravenel||(Scene of the Crime)|
|1987||Agent trouble||Amanda Weber|
|1988||Fréquence meurtre||Jeanne Quester||(Frequent Death)|
|1989||Drôle d'endroit pour une rencontre||France||(A Strange Place to Meet)|
|1991||La Reine blanche||Liliane Ripoche||(The White Queen)|
|1993||Ma saison préférée||Emilie||(My Favorite Season)|
|1994||La Partie d'échecs||Marquise||(The Chess Game)|
|1995||Les Cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma||La star-fantasme||(A Hundred and One Nights)|
|1995||O Convento||Hélène||(The Convent)|
|1996||Les Voleurs||Marie Leblanc||(Thieves)|
|1996||Court toujours: L'inconnu||Marianne|
|1997||Généalogies d'un crime||Jeanne/Solange||(Genealogies of a Crime)|
|1998||Place Vendôme||Marianne Malivert|
|1999||Le Vent de la nuit||Hélène||(The Wind of the Night)|
|1999||Belle maman||Léa||(Beautiful Mother)|
|1999||Le Temps retrouvé||Odette de Crecy||(Time Regained)|
|2000||Dancer in the Dark||Kathy|
|2001||Je rentre à la maison||Marguerite||(I'm Going Home)|
|2001||Absolument fabuleux||Une spectatrice du défilé||(Absolutely Fabulous)|
|2001||The Musketeer||The Queen|
|2001||Le Petit poucet||La reine||(Tom Thumb)|
|2002||8 femmes||Gaby||(8 Women)|
|2002||Au plus près du paradis||Fanette||(Nearest to Heaven)|
|2003||Les Liaisons dangereuses||Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil|| (The Dangerous Liaisons)
|2003||Um Filme Falado||Delfina||(A Talking Pictures)|
|2004||Princesse Marie||Marie Bonaparte|
|2004||Rois et reine||Mme Vasset||(Kings and Queen)|
|2004||Les Temps qui changent||Cécile||(Changing Times)|
|2006||Le Concile de Pierre||Sybille Weber||(The Stone Council)|
|2006||Nip/Tuck||Diana Lubey|| TV series
(One episode, first run 11/21/06)
|2006||Le Héros de la famille||Alice Mirmont||(The Family Hero)|
|2007||Après lui||Camille||(After Him)|
|2007||Persepolis||Mrs. Satrapi, Marjane's mother||Voice|
|2007||Frühstück mit einer Unbekannten||Elegante Dame||(Suddenly Gina)|
|2008||Un Conte de Noël||Junon||(A Christmas Tale)|
|2008||Je veux voir||Herself||(I Want to See)|
|2008||Mes stars et moi||Solange Duvivier||(My Stars)|
|2009||La Fille du RER||Louise||(The Girl on the Train)|
|2009||Bancs publics (Versailles rive droite)||La cliente armoire|
|2010||L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie||Anne|
- 1980 :
- Dieu fumeur de havanes by and with Serge Gainsbourg (original film soundtrack Je vous aime by Claude Berri)
- Quand on s'aime duet with Gérard Depardieu, for a television programme
- 1981 : Her first and only album issued Souviens-toi de m'oublier written by Serge Gainsbourg
- Digital delay
- Depression au-dessus du jardin
- Monna Vanna et Miss Duncan
- Marine bond tremolo
- Ces petits riens (duet with Serge Gainsbourg) original version performed by Gainsbourg and Juliette Gréco (1964)
- Souviens-toi de m'oublier (duet with Serge Gainsbourg)
- Overseas telegram
- What tu dis qu'est-ce tu say
- Oh Soliman
- Alice helas
- 1993 : Paris Paris by and with Malcolm McLaren
- 1997 : Allo maman bobo by Alain Souchon, during an evening with Les Enfoirés in 1997 with Alain Souchon, Jean-Jacques Goldman and Laurent Voulzy
- 1999 : Joyeux anniversaire maman by Stomy Bugsy (original film soundtrack Belle-maman by Gabriel Aghion)
- 2000 : Cvalda by and with Björk (original film soundtrack Dancer in the dark by Lars von Trier)
- 2001 : Toi jamais original film soundtrack Huit Femmes by François Ozon (original version performed by Sylvie Vartan en 1976)
- 2006 : Ho capito che ti amo original film soundtrack Le héros de la famille by Thierry Klifa
- 2010 : C'est beau la vie by Jean Ferrat original film soundtrack Potiche by François Ozon
- Audiobooks for Éditions des Femmes :
- Cendrillon by Charles Perrault
- Bonjour tristesse by Françoise Sagan
- Les Petits Chevaux de Tarquinia by Marguerite Duras
- Les Paradis aveugles by Duong Thu Huong
- La Marquise d'O by Heinrich Von Kleist
- Lettres à un jeune poète by Rainer Maria Rilke
- Lettres à ma mère by Sylvia Plath
Awards and nominations
|1981||Best Actress||Le dernier métro||Won|
|1976||Best Actress||Le Sauvage||Nominated|
|1982||Hôtel des Amériques|
|1989||Drôle d'endroit pour une rencontre|
|1994||Ma saison préférée|
|2006||Best Supporting Actress||Palais Royal!|
|1967||Best Actress||Belle de jour||Nominated|
|1981||David di Donatello Awards||Best Foreign Actress||Le Dernier métro||Won|
|1993||Women in Film Crystal Awards||International Award||N/A|
|1995||San Sebastián International Film Festival||Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award||N/A|
|1997||Moscow International Film Festival||Silver St. George||Contribution to World Cinema|
|1998||Venice Film Festival||Volpi Cup, Best Actress||Place Vendôme|
|2000||Art Film Festival||Actors Mission Award||N/A|
|2002||Berlin International Film Festival||Silver Berlin Bear||8 Women, shared with ensemble cast|
|2002||European Film Awards||Best Actress||8 Women, shared with ensemble cast|
|2005||Cannes Film Festival||Palme d'Or d'honneur||N/A|
|2006||Bangkok International Film Festival||Golden Kinnaree Career Achievement Award||N/A|
|2006||Istanbul International Film Festival||Cinema Honarary Award||N/A|
|2008||Cannes Film Festival||Prix spécial du jury du 61||Festival de Cannes Special Jury award with Clint Eastwood|
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