Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve

Highest Rated: 100% Celebration (2007)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Musketeer (2001)

Birthday: Oct 22, 1943

Birthplace: Paris, France

A model of Gallic elegance, cultivated lust object for art house filmgoers everywhere, and one of the best-respected actresses in the French film industry, Catherine Deneuve made her reputation playing a series of beautiful ice maidens for directors such as Luis Buñuel and Roman Polanski. The daughter of French stage and film actor Maurice Dorléac, Deneuve was born in Paris on October 22, 1943. She made her screen debut at the age of 13, with a role in the 1956 film Les Collegiennes, and went on to make a string of films with directors such as Roger Vadim (with whom she had a child) before getting her breakthrough role in Jaques Demy's charming musical, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) (1964). The burst of stardom that accompanied her portrayal led to two of her archetypal ice maiden roles, first in Roman Polanski's terrifying Repulsion in 1965 and then in Buñuel's 1967 Belle de Jour. Deneuve's startling portrayal of an icy, sexually adventurous housewife in the latter film helped to establish her as one of the most remarkable and compelling actresses of her generation. She further demonstrated her talent that year in Demy's Umbrellas musical follow-up, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, which she starred in with her sister, Françoise Dorléac. Deneuve continued to work steadily through the 1960s and 1970s in films such as the 1970 Tristana (her second collaboration with Buñuel) and A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973), in which she starred with her lover at the time, Marcello Mastrioanni (who would father her daughter, the actress Chiara Mastrioanni). Despite or perhaps because of her stardom, Deneuve chose to avoid Hollywood, limiting her appearances in American films to The April Fools (1969) and Hustle (1975). Tellingly, her most significant American screen work of that period was probably the series of commercials she did for Chanel perfume in the mid-'70s, which led to the creation of her own perfume a decade later. Deneuve also did prolific work through the 1980s, appearing in such films as François Truffaut's Le Dernier Métro (1980) and Tony Scott's The Hunger (1983). The latter film saw Deneuve playing a bisexual vampire alongside David Bowie and Susan Sarandon, and her performance won her an indelible cult status in the States among lesbians, goths, and artistically inclined teenage boys.In the 1990s, Deneuve garnered further international acclaim for her roles in several films, including the 1992 film Indochine (for which she won a French Academy Award and a Best Actress Oscar nomination) and two films directed by André Téchiné in which she played Daniel Auteuil's sister, Ma Saison Préférée (1993) and Les Voleurs (1995). In 1996, she paid homage to the director who had first given her fame by taking part in the documentary L'Univers de Jacques Demy. Closing out the final years of the 1990's Deneuve remained consistantly working in numerous films (in 1999 alone she appeared in no less than six, including driector Leos Carax's controversial Pola X) and continuing to turn in compelling performances.In 2000 Deneuve recieved much critical attention when cast alongside eccentric Icelandic singer Bjork in the Lars von Trier's melancholy musical Dancer in the Dark. Though it polarized critics and audiences alike, Dancer nevertheless won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival and continued von Trier's tradition of creating difficult and challenging films that, like them or not, always seem to provoke a strong response. Cesar nominations for roles in Palais royal! and Potiche followed in 2006 and 2011 respectively.


Highest Rated Movies



65% Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful Actor 2020
88% The Truth (La vérité) Fabienne 2020
50% Farewell to the Night (L'Adieu a la nuit) Muriel 2019
No Score Yet All That Divides Us Actor 2019
No Score Yet Happy Birthday (Fête de famille) Andréa 2019
No Score Yet Bad Seeds (Mauvaises Herbes) Monique 2018
93% Claire Darling (La dernière folie de Claire Darling) Actor 2018
88% The Midwife (Sage femme) Béatrice Sobo dite Sobolevski 2017
No Score Yet All That Divides Us (Tout nous sépare) Actor 2017
No Score Yet Nobody's Perfect! (Bonne pomme) Actor 2017
82% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) Martine $89.7K 2016
81% Standing Tall (La Tête Haute) La juge 2016
No Score Yet Le cancre Marguerite 2016
50% In the Name of My Daughter Renée Le Roux $0.3M 2015
71% In The Courtyard Mathilde 2015
79% 3 Hearts (3 coeurs) Madame Berger $0.2M 2015
80% On My Way Bettie $0.4M 2014
No Score Yet À nous deux (Us Two) Actor 2014
81% A Cop (Un Flic) Cathy $48.5K 2013
No Score Yet Lines of Wellington Actor 2013
No Score Yet Zig zig (Zig-Zag) Actor 2013
86% The Big Picture Anne $0.2M 2012
56% Beloved Madeleine $0.2M 2012
No Score Yet Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia Cordelia 2012
No Score Yet God Loves Caviar Actor 2012
83% Potiche Suzanne $1M 2011
No Score Yet Le Petit Poucet La Reine 2011
No Score Yet Les Yeux de Sa Mère Lena Weber 2011
76% The Girl on the Train (La Fille du RER) Louise $0.3M 2010
No Score Yet Bancs publics (Versailles rive droite) (Park Benches) Customer with Armoire 2009
No Score Yet Cyprien Vivianne 2009
No Score Yet Irène Actor 2009
86% Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale) Junon 2008
No Score Yet My Stars (Mes stars et moi) Solange Duvivier 2008
36% Je Veux Voir Actor 2008
96% Persepolis Marjane's Mother Tadji $4.5M 2007
83% Après lui Camille 2007
No Score Yet Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton Actor 2007
100% Celebration Actor 2007
No Score Yet Family Hero (Le Héros de la famille) Alice Mirmont 2006
No Score Yet Palais royal! Actor 2005
86% Rois et Reine (Kings and Queen) Mme. Vasset $0.2M 2005
63% Les temps qui changent Cecile $0.2M 2004
76% A Talking Picture (Um Filme Falado) Delfina 2004
No Score Yet Dangerous Liaisons Madame de Merteuil 2004
79% 8 Women (8 Femmes) Gaby 2002
No Score Yet Nearest to Heaven Fanette 2002
11% The Musketeer Queen $26.6M 2001
No Score Yet Absolument Fabuleux (Absolutely Fabulous) Une spectatrice du défilé 2001
96% I'm Going Home Marguerite 2001
69% Dancer in the Dark Kathy $2.9M 2000
76% Pola X Marie 2000
65% East/West Gabrielle 2000
No Score Yet Pierre and Gilles: Love Stories Actor 2000
No Score Yet Night Wind (Vent de la nuit, Le) Helene 1999
70% Time Regained Odette 1999
67% Genealogies of a Crime (Généalogies d'un crime) Jeanne/Solange 1998
No Score Yet Belle maman Léa 1998
85% Place Vendôme Marianne 1998
No Score Yet Sans titre Actor 1997
82% Thieves (Les Voleurs) Marie LaBlanc 1996
93% My Favorite Season (Ma saison préférée) Emilie 1996
38% The Convent (O Convento) Helene Padovic 1995
No Score Yet One Hundred and One Nights Actor for a Day 1995
No Score Yet La partie d'échecs (The Chess Game) Marquise 1994
No Score Yet L'Univers de Jacques Demy (The Universe of Jacques Demy)(The World of Jacques Demy) Actor 1993
72% Indochine Eliane Devries 1992
No Score Yet La Reine blanche Liliane Ripoche 1991
No Score Yet Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge Actor 1989
No Score Yet Strange Place For An Encounter Actor Producer 1988
No Score Yet Agent trouble (The Man Who Loved Zoos) Amanda Weber 1987
No Score Yet Le Lieu du crime (Scene of the Crime) Lili Ravenel 1986
No Score Yet Love Songs Margaux 1986
No Score Yet Speriamo che sia femmina (Let's Hope It's a Girl) Aunt Claudia 1986
No Score Yet Fort Saganne Louise Tissot 1984
52% The Hunger Miriam 1983
No Score Yet Le Choix des armes (Choice of Arms) Nicole Durieux 1983
No Score Yet Eu Te Amo (I Love You) Actor 1982
No Score Yet L'agression Actor 1982
No Score Yet Hôtel des Amériques (Hotel America) Helene 1981
No Score Yet Reporters Actor 1981
86% The Last Metro (Le Dernier Métro) Marion Steiner 1981
No Score Yet Je vous aime (I Love You All) Alice 1980
No Score Yet L'argent des autres (Other People's Money) (Dirty Money) Cecile 1978
No Score Yet Anima persa (Lost Soul) (The Forbidden Room) Elisa Stolz 1977
No Score Yet March Or Die Simone Piccard 1977
63% Hustle Nicole Britton 1975
No Score Yet Le Sauvage (The Savage) (Call Me Savage) (Lovers Like Us) Nelly 1975
No Score Yet Daisy Chain Actor 1975
No Score Yet Touche pas à la femme blanche (Don't Touch the White Woman!) Marie-Helene de Boismonfrais 1974
No Score Yet Fatti di Gente Perbene Linda Murri 1974
No Score Yet The Woman with Red Boots Francoise LeRoi 1974
No Score Yet La Femme Aux Bottes Rouges Françoise LeRoi 1974
No Score Yet The Murri Affair Actor 1974
No Score Yet A Slightly Pregnant Man Irène de Fontenoy 1973
No Score Yet Liza (Love to Eternity) Liza 1972
89% Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne) Peau D'Ane 1971
No Score Yet It Only Happens to Others Actor 1971
97% Tristana Tristana 1970
No Score Yet La chamade (Heartbeat) Lucile 1969
No Score Yet The April Fools Catherine Gunther 1969
82% Mississippi Mermaid (La Sirène du Mississipi) Julie Roussel/Marion Vergano 1969
No Score Yet Mayerling Maria Vetsera 1968
98% The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) Delphine Garnier 1968
96% Belle de Jour Séverine Serizy 1968
No Score Yet Manon 70 Manon 1968
No Score Yet Benjamin (The Diary of an Innocent Boy) Anne 1968
No Score Yet The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (Les plus belles escroqueries du monde) Swindler 1967
No Score Yet La vie de château (A Matter of Resistance) Marie 1967
No Score Yet Les créatures (The Creatures) Mylene 1966
95% Repulsion Carol Ledoux 1965
98% The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) Genevieve Emery 1964
No Score Yet Vice And Virtue Actor 1963
No Score Yet The Twilight Girls Actor 1957
No Score Yet The White Queen (la Reine Blanche) Actor


No Score Yet Sunday Morning
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
Guest 2011
No Score Yet POV
Appearing 2010
75% Nip/Tuck
Diana Lubey 2006


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