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Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve (French pronunciation: [katʁin dəˈnœv], 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 won César Awards for that film and The Last Metro (1980). One of France's most renowned 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 Paris to French stage and screen actor Maurice Dorléac and actress Renée Deneuve (born 1911). Deneuve is the second of their three daughters. Her older sister was Françoise Dorléac (1942-1967) and her younger sister is Sylvie Dorléac (born 1946). They have a maternal half-sister, Danielle (born 1937). Deneuve attended Catholic schools. As Catherine Dorléac, she made her film debut at age thirteen in Les Collégiennes (1957). In 1960, as she began to work continuously, she took her mother's maiden name (Deneuve) to use as her own professionally in

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Catherine Deneuve: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Catherine Deneuve: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Oscar-nominated actress Catherine Deneuve is a French delicacy.Here's the 42-year-old belle de jour back in 1985 (left) -- and 25 years later, the 67-year-old version at an event in Italy this… READ MORE >

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