Catherine Deneuve
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"Catherine Deneuve" is a French actress who gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof, mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel and Roman Polanski. She is a 13-time César Award nominee.

Deneuve first came to prominence in Jacques Demy's 1964 film Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, before going on to star for Polanski in Repulsion (1965) and for Buñuel in Belle de Jour (film)/Belle de Jour (1967) and Tristana (1970) She has won two César Awards for César Award for Best Actress/Best Actress for her performances in François Truffaut's The Last Metro/Le Dernier Métro (1980) and Régis Wargnier's Indochine (film)/Indochine (1992). She also received a Academy Award for Best Actress/Best Actress Academy Award nomination for Indochine and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role/Best Actress BAFTA Award nomination for Belle de Jour. Her other films include The Hunger (1983 film)/The Hunger (1983), Place Vendôme (film)/Place Vendôme (1998), Dancer in the Dark (2000) and 8 Women (2002). In 2008, she appeared in her 100th film, A Christmas Tale/Un conte de Noël.

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People have always thought of me as someone who's very classical, when in fact I've led a rather unconventional life.

I don't see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.

Opportunities are often things you haven't noticed the first time around.

The thing about a tuxedo is that it is virile and feminine at the same time.

I'm lucky. I'm getting older with some directors who are getting older.

Love is suffering. One side always loves more ...

Paris is just special. I don't say that there are no other cities in America or Italy. But everybody wants to show in Paris.

It was so beautiful. Such extraordinary colors, classical, and refined and very structured as well. A superb collection.

It is very fashionable for good-looking ladies to say how hard it is to be beautiful, but that's not true. There are times when it depresses and bothers me to see just how easy things are made for a beautiful woman.