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Catherine Deneuve

French Actress
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Net worth 2018: $75 Million
Residence: Paris, France
Country: French
BirthDay: 22 October 1943
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.68 m

Catherine Deneuve was bornon 22 October 1943 in Paris, France, French, is French Actress. Catherine Deneuve is one of the most respected French actresses known for her Gallic beauty as well as for her roles in films by some of the world’s prominent directors. She made her film debut as early as thirteen and went on to perform in more than 120 films in a career spanning over five decades. She has worked with several eminent directors including Roman Polanski, Roger Vadim, Jacques Demy and Luis Buñuel. Though she played small parts in many of her early films, her real breakthrough came with Jacques Demy’s remarkable musical ‘Les Parapluies de Cherbourg’ (‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’) in 1964. Her memorable performance as Geneviève Emery in the film paved way to stardom. Thereafter she worked in different genres including comedies, musicals and dramas delivering a wide range of memorable performances with great élan. Some of her notable films are ‘Repulsion’, ‘Belle de Jour’, ‘Tristana’, ‘Mississippi Mermaid’, ‘Hustle’, ‘The Last Metro’, ‘The Hunger’, ‘8 Women’ and ‘Dancer in the Dark’. Her excellent performance as Eliane in the Régis Wargnier directed epic drama ‘Indochine’ fetched her first ever Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Nominated fourteen times, she has won the César Awards twice for her outstanding performances in ‘The Last Metro’ and ‘Indochine’.


$75 Million


Her upcoming films include Paul Vecchiali film ‘Le Cancre’ and Martin Provost film ‘The Midwife’ slated for release in 2016 and 2017 respectively


Her diary ‘A l'ombre de moi-meme’ published in French and as ‘Close Up and Personal: The Private Diaries of Catherine Deneuve’ in English in 2005 gives an account of her experiences for the films ‘Indochine’ and ‘Dancer in the Dark’


From 1994 to November 12, 2003, she was the ‘UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Safeguarding of Film Heritage’


She was part of the star packed film, ‘8 Women’ in 2002 that was directed by François Ozon


Her other notable films of the 21st century include ‘The Musketeer’ (2001), ‘A Christmas Tale’ (2008), ‘Potiche’ (2010), ‘The Beloved’ (2011), ‘In the Courtyard’ (2014) and ‘Standing Tall’ (2015)


This led to her supporting role as Kathy in Trier’s musical drama, ‘Dancer in the Dark’ in 2000


She was also part of the 1999 controversial film ‘Pola X’ directed by Leos Carax


The 1998 film ‘Place Vendôme’ by Nicole Garcia not only won her the ‘Volpi Cup’ at the ‘Venice Film Festival’ but also earned her kudos for her performance as Marianne Malivert


She appreciated ‘Breaking the Waves’ (1996) so much that she sent a personal letter to its director Lars von Trier showing her eagerness to act under his direction


Two of her noteworthy films of the 90s include ‘My Favorite Season’ (1993) and ‘Thieves’ (1996) by André Téchiné both of which fetched her nomination for ‘César Award for Best Actress’


One of her most significant films that fetched her first ‘Academy Award for Best Actress’ nomination was the Régis Wargnier directed 1992 film, ‘Indochine’


In 1988 she made her debut as producer with the film ‘Drôle d'endroit pour une rencontre’


In 1986 she came up with her own perfume, ‘Deneuve’


She essayed the character of Miriam Blaylock, a bisexual vampire in one of her American films, ‘The Hunger’ (1983) directed by Tony Scott


She sang duet with Bernadette Lafont in 1975 and with Gérard Depardieu in 1980


She signed the ‘Manifesto of the 343’ in 1972 along with many others who admitted having undergone abortions, thus exposing themselves to judicial prosecution


She was romantically involved with actor Marcello Mastroianni with whom she worked in five films, ‘It Only Happens to Others’ (1971), ‘Love to Eternity’ (1972), ‘A Slightly Pregnant Man’ (1973), ‘Don't Touch the White Woman!’ (1974) and ‘One Hundred and One Nights’ (1995)


Her place in the entertainment world was further cemented by her remarkable performances in films like ‘The April Fools’ (1969), ‘Mississippi Mermaid’ (1969), ‘Hustle’ (1975), ‘The Last metro’ (1980) and ‘Agent trouble’ (1987) among many others


These include ‘Repulsion’ (1965), a horror flick by Roman Polanski where she played a schizophrenic killer; a homemaker turned prostitute in ‘Belle de Jour’ (1967), a masterpiece by Luis Bunuel; and ‘Tristana’ (1970), yet another excellent piece by Luis Buñuel


She landed up with her real breakthrough film in 1964 with the Jacques Demy directed romantic classic ‘Les Parapluies de Cherbourg’ (‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’), after the latter saw her performance in ‘L'Homme à femmes’


She was in a relationship with director Roger Vadim with whom she had a son, Christian Vadim on June 18, 1963


Thereafter she did several films including ‘Les Portes claquent’(1960), L'Homme à femmes (1960), ‘Ça c'est la vie’(1962) and ‘Vice and Virtue’ (1963) but could garner little attention


She made her debut in films in 1957 as a teenager of thirteen in the André Hunebelle film ‘Les Collégiennes’


She was born on October 22, 1943, in Paris, France, as Catherine Fabienne Dorléac to Maurice Dorléac and Renée Simonot

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