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Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve's biography

Catherine Deneuve is 79 years old actor born at Paris. She was born on Friday 22nd of October 1943. She is often nicknamed as Cath. According to year of birth 1943 she belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 22nd of October means she is Libra. Libra sign depicts that it is all about “Balance”. It seems that their life is very balanced, however, things are way opposite as they always face unstable situations in order to balance it further.

She is native french speaker. She is citizen of France. Her primary profession is to be actor. You can know her also as film producer, film actor, model, singer, designer. She is recently known as voice actor.

Catherine Deneuve's dad

Catherine Deneuve's father's name is Maurice Dorléac. He is known as actor. Her father was born on Tuesday 26th of March 1901 in 6th arrondissement of Paris. Her father died on Tuesday 4th of December 1979 in 16th arrondissement of Paris. Maurice Dorléac was 36 years old, when this happened.

Catherine Deneuve's mom

Catherine Deneuve's mother's name is Renée Simonot. She is known as dub actor. Her mother was born on Sunday 10th of September 1911. Catherine Deneuve was born when she was 32 years old. Her mother died on Sunday 11th of July 2021. Renée Simonot was 78 years old, when this happened.

Catherine Deneuve's family

Catherine Deneuve's ex spouse

David Bailey

Catherine Deneuve and David Bailey have been together since 1965 for 7 years. He is known as photographer. Her ex spouse was born on Sunday 2nd of January 1938 in Leytonstone.

She has 1 son and 1 daughter

Catherine Deneuve's son: Christian Vadim

Catherine Deneuve's son's name is Christian Vadim. He is known as actor. Her son was born on Tuesday 18th of June 1963 in Paris.

Catherine Deneuve's daughter: Chiara Mastroianni

Catherine Deneuve's daughter's name is Chiara Mastroianni. She is known as actor. Her daughter was born on Sunday 28th of May 1972 in Paris.

Catherine Deneuve's schools

Detailed informations about her schools

  • Attended Catholic schools up to age of 12, says she believes in God although does not practice religion.

Catherine Deneuve's career

Her main focus is to be actor. You could see her also in The Last Metro, Indochine, 8 Women, Place Vendôme and many more.

Catherine Deneuve's partners

Marcello Mastroianni

Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni have been together. He is known as actor. Her partner was born on Sunday 28th of September 1924 in Fontana Liri. Her partner died on Thursday 19th of December 1996 in 6th arrondissement of Paris. Marcello Mastroianni was 53 years old, when this happened.

Roger Vadim

Catherine Deneuve and Roger Vadim have been together. He is known as actor. Her partner was born on Thursday 26th of January 1928 in Paris. Her partner died on Friday 11th of February 2000. Roger Vadim was 57 years old, when this happened.

Awards and competitions

Catherine Deneuve's Awards

  • Launched her own fragrance, "Deneuve", in 1986. It won the FiFi Award in 1987. She also has designed glasses, shoes, jewelry, and greetings cards.
  • 2012 recipient of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award.
  • Will receive the European Film Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award on December 7, 2013 in Berlin. [September 2013]
  • She was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on January 18, 2000.
  • She visited Argentina to receive a honorary award in the San Luis Cine International Festival. [November 2007]
  • As of 2017, she has 14 César Awards nominations; 13 nominations for Best Actress and one for Best Supporting Actress. She won twice; in 1981 and 1993. She's the second-most nominated actress, only behind Isabelle Huppert, with 16 nominations.

Catherine Deneuve's Rankings

  • Ranked #89 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
  • Her performance as Séverine Sérizy in Belle de Jour (1967) is ranked #59 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.

Catherine Deneuve's Nominations

  • She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for work Indochine in 1992
  • She was nominated for César Award for Best Actress for work The Last Metro in 1981
  • She was nominated for César Award for Best Actress for work Lovers Like Us in 1976
  • She was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for work Belle de Jour in 1969
  • She was nominated for César Award for Best Actress for work Hotel America in 1982
  • She was nominated for César Award for Best Actress for work Agent trouble in 1988
  • She was nominated for César Award for Best Actress for work A Strange Place to Meet in 1989
  • She was nominated for César Award for Best Actress for work Indochine in 1993
  • She was nominated for César Award for Best Actress for work My Favorite Season in 1994
  • She was nominated for César Award for Best Actress for work Thieves in 1997
  • She was nominated for César Award for Best Actress for work Place Vendôme in 1999
  • She was nominated for César Award for Best Supporting Actress for work Palais royal ! in 2006
  • She was nominated for Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for work A Christmas Tale in 2008
  • She was nominated for César Award for Best Actress for work Potiche in 2011
  • She was nominated for César Award for Best Actress for work On My Way in 2014
  • She was nominated for César Award for Best Actress for work In the Courtyard in 2015
  • She was nominated for César Award for Best Actress for work Standing Tall in 2016
  • She was nominated for European Film Award for Best Actress for work 8 Women in 2002
  • She was nominated for European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film for work Potiche in 2011

What Catherine Deneuve has done for a first time

  • In early life she had aspirations to be an interior designer or an archaeologist. Going on thirteen, she took her first acting job, a walk-on in The Twilight Girls (1957), because school was out and she wanted to make some pocket money.

Catherine Deneuve's quotes

  • People who know me know I'm strong, but I'm vulnerable.
  • I'm lucky. I'm getting older with some directors who are getting older.
  • I don't see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.
  • To work is a noble art.
  • A star remains pinned on a wall in the public imagination.
  • But that's what I like about film - it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing.
  • Directors have to push me because I never start [high] and then need to be pushed down; I have to be pushed up. Not all the time, but often.
  • [on her looks] I know that if I didn't look the way I looked, I would never have started in films. That, I remember, and I know I have to accept it.
  • I like to be directed, it's true. If I didn't like that, I'd do something else. Being an actor means being an instrument for someone else.
  • Interviews are written by someone else - the journalist makes the decision to add or take things away and I couldn't recognize my voice, or anything of myself in that.
  • [on Gene Kelly] It was mostly an aura about him. For me he was Hollywood. The way I'd imagined it as a child.
  • [on Jean-Louis Trintignant] I adore working with him. He's so generous, he doesn't play only for himself, but for his partner. He's also concerned with everyone on a set. That's why the technicians have great respect and tenderness for him.
  • When we are filming, I can concentrate very quickly, but it does tire me out. It throws me into such a state! A trance-like state. So, what I need is either a trick for a calm type of trance or a sleepwalking trick.
  • I am shocked when people talk about me and sum me up as: blonde, cold, and solemn. People will cling on to whatever reinforces their own assumptions about a person.
  • Hollywood was already changing when I went there in 1968. I love American directors. I would love to work for Francis Ford Coppola or Martin Scorsese. But they don't need European actresses.
  • Why should I go to the States to do a film I wouldn't consider in Europe, just because it's English-speaking?
  • I am a feminist through experience not choice. I was a feminist from a very early age because I am from a family of women, so it comes naturally to me. Over the years I have been involved with various causes for women.
  • I think the best decade of my life was between 40 and 50. Forty was the turning point for me as an actress.
  • I like men who have a light spirit. It's okay to be serious about your work but in everyday life it's difficult to find men who are very alive and positive. In life I like people who are cheerful.
  • [on director Luis Buñuel] Bunuel didn't like to talk too much. It would physically tire him. But we had a mute understanding.
  • [differentiating her children's fathers] I raised my son, but we raised our daughter.
  • [on female directors] I hope there is a difference between men and women. You don't think of it when you work. A man is supposed to be stronger, to be more tough, than a woman, but in the case of Emmanuelle Bercot, it's not that at all.
  • I couldn't do justice to the image media gave to me, by the way. Sometimes it's frustrating that people face me prejudiced. Especially in the beginning I feel a distance. But once people become acquainted closer with me, they are relieved in general.
  • When it comes to falling in love, experience doesn't help you in any way.
  • I have no ambition. I am sure that I should, but... I do films when they are proposed. But I never go and look for them.
  • There are many female columnists and women in general who hate me through jealousy. It is strange, because if they knew my looks make me no happier than anyone else, perhaps we could be friends.
  • I've had one motto which I've always lived by: dignity, always dignity.
  • My relationships have never really lasted very long. I suppose there is something within me that is not right for that way of life.
  • I don't have a greatest achievement. It's something said by other people or journalists when they give you an award, or after some time you've been in the industry.
  • Follow your instinct. That's my message.
  • [October 2017] I'm lucky to still have my mother who is at a very advanced age, which is pretty incredible.
  • [on moving out early] I wanted to live my life, you know. At home, we sisters were very close, always together, and I didn't want to live in a group any longer.
  • I know how important the hair is for the femininity of a woman. If you have weak hair you feel weak.
  • If you are not violent, you can not survive. This is a law of life. You have to be protected and to protect the people around you when somebody threatens you.
  • [asked who she finds sexy] I was not really prepared for that kind of question, but I would say I find Sean Penn very sexy.
  • [on Marcello Mastroianni] I hope he considered me both a partner and a lover. He was the biggest love of my life.

Catherine Deneuve's body shape

Lets describe how Catherine Deneuve looks. We will focus on her body shape. Body build is average.