Catherine Deneuve

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Catherine Deneuve
Deneuve in Berlin (2017)
Catherine Fabienne Dorléac

(1943-10-22) 22 October 1943 (age 80)
Paris, France
Occupation(s)Actress, film producer
Years active1957–present
SpouseDavid Bailey (1965–72)
Partner(s)Roger Vadim (1961–63)
Marcello Mastroianni (1970s–75)
ChildrenChristian Vadim
Chiara Mastroianni
Parent(s)Maurice Dorléac
Renée Simonot
RelativesFrançoise Dorléac (sister)
Sylvie Dorléac (sister)

Catherine Deneuve (born 22 October 1943) is a French actress.[1] She is the daughter of two well-known actors.[2] She has two sisters; Françoise Dorléac (1942-1967) and Sylvie (born 1946), also both actresses, the former was killed in a car accident. She has a maternal half-sister, Danielle (born 1937).

She began acting on movies as a teenager.[3] Her first major role is in Jacques Demy's 1964 movie Les Parapluies de Cherbourg.[3] She has since then worked with some of the greatest movie directors, notably Roman Polanski's in Repulsion (1965), and Luis Buñuel's in Belle de Jour (1967) and Tristana (1970) and François Truffaut's in Le Dernier Métro (1982). She made a commercial for the perfume Chanel No 5. She is a close friend of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

She married British photographer David Bailey from 1965 to 1972. She has had relationships with movie director Roger Vadim (1928-2000), with whom she had a son, Christian Vadim (born 1963), and Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni (1924-1996), with whom she had a daughter, Chiara Mastroianni (born 1972). Both her children are actors.

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  1. "Catherine Deneuve". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. "Catherine Deneuve Biography". Bio/A&E Television Network, LLC. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Catherine Deneuve". InfoPlease. Sandbox Networks, Inc. Retrieved 20 February 2016.

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