Catherine Deneuve in 1995
|Born||Catherine Fabienne Dorléac
22 October 1943
|Spouse(s)||David Bailey (1965–72)|
Catherine Deneuve (French: [katʁin dənœv]; born 22 October 1943) is a French actress who gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof, mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel and Roman Polanski. She is a twelve-time Cesar Award nominee.
Deneuve first came to prominence in Jacques Demy's 1964 film Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, before going on to star for Polanski in Repulsion (1965) and for Buñuel in Belle de Jour (1967) and Tristana (1970) She has won two César Awards for Best Actress for her performances in François Truffaut's Le Dernier Métro (1980) and Régis Wargnier's Indochine (1992). She also received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for Indochine and a Best Actress BAFTA Award nomination for Belle de Jour. Her other films include The Hunger (1983), Place Vendôme (1998), Dancer in the Dark (2000) and 8 Women (2002). In 2008, she appeared in her 100th film, Un conte de Noël.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Film career
- 3 Career outside of film
- 4 Charities
- 5 Political involvement
- 6 Personal life
- 7 Filmography
- 8 Discography
- 9 Awards and nominations
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Deneuve was born Catherine Fabienne Dorléac in Paris, France to French stage and screen actor Maurice Dorléac and actress Renée Simonot. Deneuve has two sisters, Françoise Dorléac (an actress, who died in a car crash in 1967, aged 25) and Sylvie Dorléac (born 1946), and a maternal half-sister, Danielle b. 1937, from her mother's previous relationship with actor Aimé Clariond. Deneuve was her mother's maiden name, which she chose for her stage name, unlike her sister. Deneuve attended Catholic schools.
Deneuve was thirteen when she began her film career with a small role in André Hunebelle's Les Collégiennes (1957) with her younger sister Sylvie Dorléac, who acted in a few films casually as a child. Deneuve was credited as Catherine Dorléac but subsequently used her mother's maiden name as her stage name in order to differentiate herself from her sisters.
After seeing Deneuve in L'Homme à femmes (1960), Jacques Demy cast her in his 1964 musical Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, the film that brought her to stardom. Deneuve first portrayed the cold but erotic persona, for which she would be nicknamed the "ice maiden", in Roman Polanski's suspense classic Repulsion (1965), reinforcing it in Luis Buñuel's Belle de Jour (1967), and reaching a peak in Tristana (1970). Her work for Buñuel would be her most famous.
Further prominent films from this early time in her career included Jean-Paul Rappeneau's A Matter of Resistance (1966), and Demy's musical Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967). Deneuve remained active in European films during the 1960s and 1970s, though she limited her appearances in American movies of the period to The April Fools (1969), a romantic comedy with Jack Lemmon, and Hustle (1975), a crime drama with Burt Reynolds. Her starring roles at the time were featured in such films as Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres (1972) with Marcello Mastroianni and Le Sauvage (1975) with Yves Montand.
In the 1980s, Deneuve's films included François Truffaut's Le Dernier métro (1980), for which she won the César Award for Best Actress, and Tony Scott's The Hunger (1983) as a bisexual vampire, co-starring with David Bowie and Susan Sarandon, a role which brought her a significant lesbian following. She made her debut film as a producer in 1988, Drôle d'endroit pour une rencontre.
In the early 1990s, Deneuve's more significant roles included 1992's Indochine opposite Vincent Perez, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won a second César Award for Best Actress; and André Téchiné's two movies, Ma saison préférée (1993) and Les Voleurs (1996). In 1997, Deneuve was the protagonist in the music video for the song N'Oubliez Jamais sung by Joe Cocker. In 1998 she won acclaim and the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival for her performance in Place Vendôme. In the late 1990s, Deneuve continued to appear in a large number of films such as 1999's five films Est-Ouest, Le temps retrouvé, Pola X, Belle maman, and Le Vent de la nuit.
In 2000, Deneuve's part in Lars von Trier's musical drama Dancer in the Dark alongside Icelandic singer Björk was subject to considerable critical scrutiny. The film was selected for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. She made another foray into Hollywood the following year, starring in The Musketeer (2001) for Peter Hyams. In 2002, she shared the Silver Bear Award for Best Ensemble Cast at the Berlin International Film Festival for her performance in 8 Women. 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. She also provided the voice role of Marjane Satrapi's mother in Satrapi's animated autobiographical film Persepolis (2007), based on the graphic novel of the same name.
Deneuve's more recent work includes Potiche (2010) and Les Bien-aimés (2011), in which she acts alongside her real-life daughter Chiara Mastroianni. During an interview at the Cannes Film Festival with Ali Naderzad, Deneuve was asked which was her own favorite film. "I still say it was The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. To do a film completely with music like an opera was an incredible experience. But to work with music all the time, it's such a lift, you know? It's an opera, it's very different." Deneuve continues to work steadily making at least two or three films per year.
Career outside of film
Deneuve appeared nude in two Playboy pictorials in 1963 and 1965. Her image was used to represent Marianne, the national symbol of France, from 1985 to 1989. As the face of Chanel No. 5 in the late 1970s, 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. In 1983, American Home Products retained her to represent their cosmetics line and hired world-renowned photographer Richard Avedon to promote its line of Youth Garde cosmetics, for which she famously proclaimed, "Look closely. Next year I will be 40."
She is considered the muse of designer Yves Saint Laurent; he dressed her in the films Belle de Jour, La Chamade, La sirène du Mississipi, Un flic, 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 M•A•C Beauty Icon series and collaborated on the colour collection that became available at M•A•C locations worldwide in February that year. Deneuve began appearing in the new Louis Vuitton luggage advertisements in 2007. Deneuve was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian in March 2013.
- 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. 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 against 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 has been married only once, to photographer David Bailey from 1965 to 1972. She has had relationships with director Roger Vadim, actor Marcello Mastroianni, and Canal+ tycoon Pierre Lescure.
- 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
- 2011: Tout est si calme with Clara Couste, Ludivine Sagnier and Chiara Mastroianni, Une fille légère in duet with Chiara Mastroianni, Je ne peux vivre sans t'aimer – original film soundtrack The Beloved (2011 film) by Christophe Honoré
- Audiobooks for Éditions des Femmes :
Awards and nominations
|1976||Best Actress||Le Sauvage||Nominated|
|1981||Le Dernier métro||Won|
|1982||Hôtel des Amériques||Nominated|
|1989||Drôle d'endroit pour une rencontre||Nominated|
|1994||Ma saison préférée||Nominated|
|2006||Best Supporting Actress||Palais Royal!||Nominated|
|2014||Best Actress||On My Way||Nominated|
|1969||Best Actress||Belle de jour||Nominated|
|1965||New York Film Critics Circle||Best Actress||Repulsion||Nominated|
|1976||Bambi Award||Film International||Lovers Like Us||Won|
|1981||David di Donatello Awards||Best Foreign Actress||Le Dernier métro||Won|
|1993||Women in Film Crystal Awards||International Award||N/A||Won|
|1994||Goldene Kamera||Best International Actress||My Favorite Season||Won|
|1995||San Sebastián International Film Festival||Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award||N/A||Won|
|1997||20th Moscow International Film Festival||Silver St. George||Contribution to World Cinema||Won|
|1998||Venice Film Festival||Volpi Cup, Best Actress||Place Vendôme||Won|
|1998||Berlin Film Festival||Honorary Golden Bear||Won|
|2000||Art Film Festival||Actor's Mission Award||N/A||Won|
|2001||Bambi Award||Film International||East/West / Dancer in the Dark / I'm Going Home||Won|
|2001||Satellite Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama||Dancer in the Dark||Nominated|
|2002||Berlin International Film Festival||Silver Berlin Bear||8 Women, shared with ensemble cast||Won|
|2002||European Film Awards||Best Actress||8 Women, shared with ensemble cast||Won|
|2005||Cannes Film Festival||Palme d'Or d'honneur||N/A||Won|
|2006||Bangkok International Film Festival||Golden Kinnaree Career Achievement Award||N/A||Won|
|2006||Istanbul International Film Festival||Cinema Honorary Award||N/A||Won|
|2008||Cannes Film Festival||Prix spécial du jury du 61||Festival de Cannes Special Jury award with Clint Eastwood||Won|
|2008||Satellite Award||Best Actress – Motion Picture||A Christmas Tale||Nominated|
|2012||Film Society of Lincoln Center||Gala Tribute||N/A||Won|
|2012||Manaki Brothers Film Festival||Special Golden Camera 300||For contribution in world the Art of Cinema||Won|
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