Photo of Catherine Deneuve Catherine Deneuve

Armed with her mother's maiden name and her father's acting prowess, Catherine Dorleac (daughter of French stage and screen actor Maurice Dorleac) became Catherine Deneuve -- the icy icon of art house cinema best known for her work with directors Roman Polanski and Luis Bunuel.

Born in Paris on Oct. 22, 1943, Deneuve made her film debut at age 13 in Les Collegiennes (1956) and found stardom eight years later, thanks to a breakthrough role in the 1964 French musical Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg). Her subsequent roles in Repulsion (1965) and Belle de Jour (1967) solidified her international appeal, and an Oscar-nominated role in Indochine (1992) secured her place in movie history.

Deneuve later won critics' praise for her performance alongside Icelandic singer Bjork in Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark (2000).

Catherine Deneuve in The Brand New Testament

The Brand New Testament

2016 NR

Putting a goofy spin on Christian theology, this divine comedy portrays God as an irascible resident of Brussels, whose defiant daughter hacks into His computer, learns each living person's date of death and tips everyone off through text messages.

  • Catherine Deneuve in Potiche Potiche
  • Catherine Deneuve in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Catherine Deneuve in Repulsion Repulsion
  • Catherine Deneuve in The Young Girls of Rochefort The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Catherine Deneuve in Dancer in the Dark Dancer in the Dark
  • Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour Belle de Jour
  • Catherine Deneuve in March or Die March or Die
  • Catherine Deneuve in The April Fools The April Fools
  • Catherine Deneuve in 8 Women 8 Women
  • Catherine Deneuve in Kings and Queen Kings and Queen
  • Catherine Deneuve in Persepolis Persepolis
  • Catherine Deneuve in The Girl on the Train The Girl on the Train
  • Catherine Deneuve in Hustle Hustle
  • Catherine Deneuve in The Last Metro The Last Metro
  • Catherine Deneuve in A Christmas Tale A Christmas Tale
  • Catherine Deneuve in Tristana Tristana
  • Catherine Deneuve in Dirty Money Dirty Money
  • Catherine Deneuve in The Hunger The Hunger
  • Catherine Deneuve in Indochine Indochine
  • Catherine Deneuve in In the Courtyard In the Courtyard
  • Catherine Deneuve in 3 Hearts 3 Hearts
  • Catherine Deneuve in La Chamade La Chamade
  • Catherine Deneuve in Donkey Skin Donkey Skin
  • Catherine Deneuve in A Slightly Pregnant Man A Slightly Pregnant Man
  • Catherine Deneuve in Don't Touch the White Woman! Don't Touch the White Woman!
  • Catherine Deneuve in Hotel America / I Dont Kiss Hotel America / I Dont Kiss
  • Catherine Deneuve in Love Songs Love Songs
  • Catherine Deneuve in The Convent The Convent
  • Catherine Deneuve in Time Regained Time Regained
  • Catherine Deneuve in Dangerous Liaisons Dangerous Liaisons
  • Catherine Deneuve in Après Lui Après Lui
  • Catherine Deneuve in On My Way On My Way
  • Catherine Deneuve in In the Name of My Daughter In the Name of My Daughter
  • Catherine Deneuve in The Twilight Girls The Twilight Girls
  • Catherine Deneuve in Daisy Chain Daisy Chain
  • Catherine Deneuve in Manon 70 / Le Choc Manon 70 / Le Choc
  • Catherine Deneuve in The Murri Affair The Murri Affair
  • Catherine Deneuve in Le Sauvage / Hôtel des Amériques Le Sauvage / Hôtel des Amériques
  • Catherine Deneuve in Fort Saganne Fort Saganne
  • Catherine Deneuve in My Favorite Season My Favorite Season
  • Catherine Deneuve in The Musketeer The Musketeer
  • Catherine Deneuve in Nearest to Heaven Nearest to Heaven
  • Catherine Deneuve in Dangerous Liaisons Dangerous Liaisons
  • Catherine Deneuve in Changing Times Changing Times
  • Catherine Deneuve in Park Benches Park Benches
  • Catherine Deneuve in The Big Picture The Big Picture
  • Catherine Deneuve in Beloved Beloved