A woman with an extraordinary destiny…When Catherine Deneuve began her career, her sister Francoise Dorléac, is the first to be noticed. Soon after however, the public fell in love with this young woman, equally recognized as ravishing and talented, with a unique tone of voice and fairy tale mane. Throughout her roles, she becomes the image of the French woman.
Filming with the greatest, Catherine Deneuve becomes the most respected French actress worldwide.She gives herself complete freedom regarding her career choices, tailoring life as a woman and an actress as she sees fit. She is involved in many causes, and does not hesitate to take to the streets to protest if necessary.
Catherine Deneuve is a modern woman. Her originality resides in her personality and the way she expresses her convictions; through her physique, her voice, as well as in her singular way to give rhythm to her sentences, in a manner of speaking that belongs only to her. Her choices to appear in such a wide variety of films give her a dual status as star celebrity and demanding actress.
From Buñuel to Polanski, from Dino Risi to Lars Von Triers, these film directors offer her the greatest parts, which she always plays masterfully. Catherine Deneuve therefore invents 'the French woman' in all her splendor, audacity, freedom, and occasional rebellion. She represents the image of France so deeply and precisely that in the mid-80s she is chosen to serve as a model for Marianne, an allegorical figure of the French Republic.
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