Catherine Deneuve

  • Birth Name: Catherine Fabienne Dorléac
  • Birth Place: Paris, France
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Made screen debut at the age of 13 under her birth name; she later took her mother's maiden name professionally.
  • Became an international star at age 20 with the musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964).
  • Costarred with sister Françoise Dorléac in The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967).
  • Had a decades-long friendship with fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent after meeting on the set of Belle de Jour and was the model for one of his skincare campaigns.
  • Was the face of Chanel No. 5 in the 1970s, and for L'Oréal Paris in 2001; she launched Deneuve perfume in 1986.
  • After writing a complimentary letter to Danish director Lars von Trier about his film Breaking the Waves, he decided to cast her with Björk in Dancer in the Dark, which won the Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Appeared on American television as a grieving mistress in the plastic surgery drama Nip/Tuck.

Awards

  • 1969, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
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  • 1998, Venice Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
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  • 1992, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
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  • 2002, European Film Awards — European Actress: Winner
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  • 1998, Berlin Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement (Honorary Golden Bear): Winner
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  • 2013, European Film Awards — European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award: Winner
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  • 2002, Berlin Film Festival — Silver Bear for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution: Winner
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Relationships

  • Christian Vadim — Son
  • François Truffaut — Ex-significant Other
  • Renée Deneuve Dorléac — Mother
  • Danielle — Sister
  • Chiara Mastroianni — Daughter
  • Roger Vadim — Ex-significant Other
  • Maurice Dorléac — Father
  • David Bailey — Ex-husband
  • Françoise Dorléac — Sister
  • Marcello Mastroianni — Ex-significant Other
  • Sylvie — Sister

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