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 also won César Awards for that film and The Last Metro (1980). She has 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.
- 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 Deneuve (1911-). Deneuve has two sisters,Françoise Dorléac (who died in a car crash on 26 June 1967) and Sylvie Dorléac, and a maternal half-sister, Danielle. Deneuve attended Catholic schools.
Deneuve made her film debut at age thirteen in Les Collégiennes (1957), where she was credited as Catherine Dorléac. As she began to work continuously, she took her mother's maiden name (Deneuve) to use as her own professionally in order to differentiate herself from her elder sister, Françoise Dorléac, who was using their father's name.
The film that brought her stardom was Jacques Demy's 1964 musical Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, which led to additional prominent roles in Roman Polanski's suspense classic Repulsion (1965) 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." Her work for Buñuel would be her most famous.
Further prominent films from this early time in her career included Jean-Paul Rappeneau's La Vie de château (1966), which employed her underused comic skills, and Demy's musical Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967) with her sister Dorléac. 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 during the 1960s and the 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.
In the 1980s, Deneuve's films included François Truffaut's The Last Metro (1980), which garnered her the César Award for Best Actress, and Tony Scott's The Hunger (1983) with David Bowie and Susan Sarandon, where she played a bisexual Manhattan vampire, a role which brought her a significant lesbian following.
In the early 1990s, Deneuve's more significant roles included 1992's Indochine with Vincent Perez, which garnered her a second César Award for Best Actress and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress; and André Téchiné's two movies, Ma saison préférée (1993) and Les Voleurs (1995). She screen tested for the role of Francesca Johnson in The Bridges of Madison County which went to Meryl Streep. 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 1999 Deneuve appeared in five films, including Est-Ouest, Le temps retrouvé, and Pola X.
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 2000 Cannes Film Festival. Deneuve made another rare foray into Hollywood in 2001 to star in The Musketeer. 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 Indochineand Dancer in the Dark.
Deneuve's more recent films include Potiche (2010), which received a BAFTA nomination as Best Foreign film, and the musical Les Bien-aimés (2012), 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.
One of the world's great beauties, 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, 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 introduced her own perfume, Deneuve, in 1986. She is also a designer of glasses, shoes, jewelery, and greeting cards.
Deneuve in 1999*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, Manifesto of the 343 sluts). 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.
Following her separation from Bailey, Deneuve had a relationship with actor Marcello Mastroianni, with whom she co-starred in five films. Deneuve gave birth to their daughter, Chiara Mastroianni, on 28 May 1972. The couple split in 1975 but remained friends. Deneuve was present at his bedside when he died of pancreatic cancer on 19 December 1996.
In an August 2007 interview, the intensely private Deneuve stated that she was in a relationship but would not disclose the name of her partner.
Deneuve has five grandchildren. She became a grandmother for the first time at age 43 in September 1987, when Christian's 18-year-old girlfriend, Hortense Divetain, gave birth to their son Igor. Her other grandchildren are: Milo (b. 1996, Chiara's son with Pierre Thorreton), Anna (b. 2003, Chiara's daughter with Benjamin Biolay), Lou (b. 2010) and Mona (b. 2012), Christian's daughters with Julia Livage).
Deneuve is a longtime cigarette smoker and has expressed her frustration with the increasing bans on smoking. During a press conference held in a Madrid hotel in March 2011 to promote Potiche, she was told to put out her cigarette and refused by saying she would pay the fine instead. "I think it is all very excessive", Deneuve told reporters.
|1957||Les Collégiennes||Une grande||(The Twilight Girls)
Credited as Catherine Dorléac
|1960||L'Homme à femmes||Catherine||(Murder by Two)|
|1960||Les Portes claquent||Dany||(The Door Slams)|
|1962||Les Parisiennes||Sophie||(Tales of Paris)
|1962||Et satan conduit le bal||Manuelle||(And Satan Calls the Turns)|
|1963||Le Vice et la vertu||Justine Morand||(Vice and Virtue)|
|1963||Vacances portugaises||Catherine||(Portuguese Vacation)|
|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)|
|1964||La Costanza della ragione||Lori|
|1965||Les petits chats||N/A||(Wild Roots of Love)|
|1965||Das Liebeskarussell||Angela Claasen||(Daisy Chain)|
|1965||Le 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)|
|1968||Benjamin||Anne de Clécy||(The Diary of an Innocent Boy)|
|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||L'Événement le plus important depuis que l'homme a marché sur la Lune||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||L'agression||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||L'Argent des autres||Cécile Rainier||(Other People's Money)|
|1979||Écoute voir||Claude Alphand||(See Here My Love)|
|1979||À nous deux||Françoise||(Us Two)|
|1979||Ils sont grands, ces petits||Louise Mouchin||(When I Was a Kid, I Didn't Dare)|
|1979||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|
|1984||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)|
|1988||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)|
|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||(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||Le Héros de la famille||Alice Mirmont||(The Family Hero)|
|2007||Après lui||Camille Lachenay||(After Him)|
|2007||Frühstück mit einer Unbekannten||Elegante Dame||(Suddenly Gina)|
|2008||Un Conte de Noël||Junon||(A Christmas Tale)|
|2008||Je veux voir||L'actrice célèbre||(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||(Park Benches)|
|2009||Mères et filles||Martine||(Hidden Diary)|
|2010||L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie||Anne||(The Big Picture)|
|2011||Les Yeux de sa mère||Lena Weber||(His Mother's Eyes)|
|2011||Les Bien-aimés||Madeleine||(The Beloved)|
|2012||Linhas de Wellington||Severina||(Lines of Wellington)|
|2012||God Loves Caviar||Empress Catherine II of Russia|
|2012||Astérix et Obélix: Au service de sa Majesté||Cordelia la reine d'Angleterre||(Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service)|
|2013||Elle s'en va||Cathy||(On My Way)|
- 1980 :
- 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 :
|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|
|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|
|1993||Women in Film Crystal Awards||International Award||N/A|
|1994||Goldene Kamera||Best International Actress||My Favorite Season|
|1995||San Sebastián International Film Festival||Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award||N/A|
|1997||20th Moscow International Film Festival||Silver St. George||Contribution to World Cinema|
|1998||Venice Film Festival||Volpi Cup, Best Actress||Place Vendôme|
|1998||Berlin Film Festival||Honorary Golden Bear|
|2000||Art Film Festival||Actor's Mission Award||N/A|
|2001||Bambi Award||Film International||East/West / Dancer in the Dark / I'm Going Home|
|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|
|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 Honorary Award||N/A|
|2008||Cannes Film Festival||Prix spécial du jury du 61||Festival de Cannes Special Jury award with Clint Eastwood|
|2008||Satellite Award||Best Actress – Motion Picture||A Christmas Tale||Nominated|
|2012||Film Society of Lincoln Center||Gala Tribute||N/A||Won|