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Catherine Deneuve



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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
82% Standing Tall (La Tête Haute)
  • La juge
2016
No Score Yet Le cancre
  • Marguerite
2016
52% In the Name of My Daughter
  • Renée Le Roux
2015
60% In The Courtyard
  • Mathilde
2015
81% 3 Hearts (3 coeurs)
  • Madame Berger
2015
83% On My Way
  • Bettie
2014
No Score Yet À nous deux (Us Two)
  • Actor
2014
78% A Cop (Un Flic)
  • Cathy
2013
No Score Yet Lines of Wellington
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Zig zig (Zig-Zag)
  • Actor
2013
88% The Big Picture
  • Anne
2012
55% Beloved
  • Madeleine
2012
No Score Yet God Loves Caviar
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia
  • Cordelia
2012
83% Potiche
  • Suzanne
2011
No Score Yet Le Petit Poucet
  • La Reine
2011
No Score Yet Les Yeux de Sa Mère
  • Lena Weber
2011
79% The Girl on the Train (La Fille du RER)
  • Louise
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
No Score Yet Hidden Diary
  • Martine
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
2007
83% Après lui
  • Camille
2007
No Score Yet Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Marc Jacobs & Louis Vitton
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Family Hero (Le Héros de la famille)
  • Alice Mirmont
2006
No Score Yet Palais royal!
  • Actor
2005
88% Rois et Reine (Kings and Queen)
  • Mme. Vasset
2005
63% Les temps qui changent
  • Cecile
2004
76% Um Filme Falado
  • Delfina
2004
No Score Yet Dangerous Liaisons
  • Madame de Merteuil
2004
98% The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg)
  • Genevieve Emery
2004
79% 8 Women (8 Femmes)
  • Gaby
2002
No Score Yet Nearest to Heaven
  • Fanette
2002
11% The Musketeer
  • Queen
2001
96% I'm Going Home
  • Marguerite
2001
68% Dancer in the Dark
  • Kathy
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
68% Time Regained
  • Odette
1999
80% 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
92% 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
71% 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
48% 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
89% 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
No Score Yet Slightly Pregnant Man
  • Actor
1976
67% 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 La Femme Aux Bottes Rouges
  • Françoise LeRoi
1974
No Score Yet La Grande Bourgeoise
  • Actor
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 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
88% Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne)
  • Peau D'Ane
1971
100% Tristana
  • Tristana
1970
No Score Yet La chamade (Heartbeat)
  • Lucile
1969
No Score Yet The April Fools
  • Catherine Gunther
1969
87% Mississippi Mermaid (La Sirène du Mississipi)
  • Julie Roussel/Marion Vergano
1969
No Score Yet Mayerling
  • Maria Vetsera
1968
97% The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort)
  • Delphine Garnier
1968
95% 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
100% Repulsion
  • Carol Ledoux
1965
No Score Yet Vice And Virtue
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Tales of Paris
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet The Twilight Girls
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet Celebration
  • Actor
No Score Yet The White Queen (la Reine Blanche)
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Diana Lubey

Quotes from Catherine Deneuve's Characters