Deneuve, Catherine (1943–)

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Deneuve, Catherine (1943–)

French actress. Name variations: Sylvie Dorléac. Born Catherine Fabienne Dorléac, Oct 22, 1943, in Paris, France; dau. of actors; sister of Françoise Dorléac (actress, 1942–1967); m. David Bailey (English photographer), 1965 (div. 1972).

One of the grande dames of the French cinema, made film debut at 13 in Les Collégiennes (1957); met Roger Vadim (1961) and appeared in his Le vice et la vertu (1963); starred in other important films, including Polanski's Repulsion (1965), Buñuel's Belle du jour (1967) and Tristana (1970), Deville's Benjamin (1968), and Aldrich's Hustle (1975); made over 90 films, including Les parapluies de Cherbourg (Umbrellas of Cherbourg, 1963), La chant du monde (1965), Les Créatures (1966), Les demoiselles de Rochefort (1967), Benjamin (1968), Manon 70 (1968), Mayerling (1968), Liza (1972), L'Agression (1975), Le Dernier métro (The Last Metro, 1980), Le choix des armes (1981), Le Choc (1982), The Hunger (1983), Paroles et musique (1984), La Reine blanche (1991), Indochine (1992), for which she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, O Convento (1995), Place Vendôme (1998), Belle maman (1999), Pola X (1999), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Absolument fabuleux (2001), The Musketeer (2001), and 8 femmes (8 Women, 2002); served as president and director of Films de la Citronille (1971–79) and founded Société Cardeva (1983); on French tv, appeared as the Marquise in miniseries "Les liaisons dangereuses" (2003) and as Marie Bonaparte in "Princesse Marie" (2004).

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