Catherine Deneuve | Biography
One of the worlds’s most desired international sex symbols of 60s and 70s, always cool. Always radiant Catherine Deneuve built an acting career on her beauty, constantly portraying the subject of that invasive male gawk in several highly regarded movies till date. Born to celebrated actors, Catherine’s inclination towards the show business came naturally. Daughter of screen actor Maurice Dorleace as well as actress mother, Renee Simonot, Cathering took birth as Catherine Fabienne Dorleace on 22nd of October 1943 in Paris, France. She has two siblings, Francoise Dorleac and Sylvie Dorleace. She went to Catholic Schools.
Moving into the personal life of this gorgeous French lady, Catherine Deneuve was once a married woman. Her union with her former husband, photographer David Bailey ended after seven years of marriage. She has had romantic relationships with actor Marcello Mastroianni, director Roger Vadim and tycoon+Canal Pierre Lescure. She has given birth to two children. Her first child is Christian Vadim and his biological father is Roger Vadim. Following his mother’s ffotstep, he entered into acting. Her another daughter from Marcello Mastroianni, Chiara Mastroianni is as well actress.
Having acting gene within her, Cathering Deneuve burst into acting scene at age of thirteen. She entered the acting world with small role in “Les Collegiennes” and she was just getting started. Her next venture “L’Homme a femmes” led her to more major role in “Les Parapluies de Cherbourg”. Overnight star, Catherine Denevue next played cold yet erotic persona in 1965’s suspense classic “Repulsion”, highlighting it in Luis Bunuel’s 1967’s “Belle de Jour” and reaching a crest in 1970’s “Tristana”. Her work for Luis would be the most celebrated one. Further high-flying movies from this early phase in her acting career included Demy’s 1967’s musical “Les Demoiselles de Rochefort” and Jean-Paul Rappeneau’s 1966’s “A Matter of Resistance”. She remained heavily active in European movies throughout 60s and 70s, while she narrowed her appearances in Hollywood of that time to1975’s “Hustle” and 1969’s “The April Fools”. She appeared in lead roles in “Ca n’arrive qu’aux autres´along with Marcelle Mastroianni as well as “Le Sauvage” alongside Yves Montand. She earned the Cesar Award for Best Actress for her work in “Le Dernier metro”. She debuted as producer with “Drole d’endroit pour une recontre”.
In the early 90s, Catherine’s more noteworthy roles included “Indochine”, for which she received as Academy Award for Best Actress nomination and earned Ceaser Award for Best Actress for second time and two movies of Andre Techine: 1993’s “Ma saison preferee” and 1996’s “Les Voleurs”. In 1998, Catherine earned Volpi Cup and acclaim at the Venice Film Festival for her work in “Place Vendome”. She then made appearances in “Dancer in the Dark”, “The Musketter” and “8 Women”. She released a diary titled “A I’ombre de moi-meme”. Her most recent work includes Les Bien-aimes and Potiche.
While paving her way to stardom, Catherine Deneuve as well did some modeling assignments. She shed off her clothes for 2 Playboy pictorials in the year 1963 and two years later in 1965. She became face of fragrance called, Chanel No. 5. She represented an American Home Product called Youth Garde cosmetics in 1983. She is considered to be muse of Yves Saint Laurent, a designer. In 2001, she became new face of renowned cosmetic brand “L’Oreal Paris”. She launched her own fragrance, “Deneuve” in the year 1986. She as well designs greeting cards, jewelery, shoes and glasses. Reportedly, this profound and accomplished actress has engrossed the net worth of seventy five million dollars.
Catherine Deneuve continues to be a rare find among French as well as Hollywood starlets, graciously embracing the spotlight while truly making a difference for the less fortunate. She has been actively involved in a number of charities works since long. She is involved with Reporters Without Boarders, Orphelins Roumains, Children of Africa and Children Action. She is as well working with a number of charities that are concerned about AIDS and cancer.
Catherine Denevue speaks fluent English, Italian, French and Germa to some extent. Her passions and hobbies include decoration, antiques, fashion, cinema, music, reading, photography, drawing and gardening. Her fans can follow in her Facebook and twitter. Her detailed biography is available in wiki.