But one legend who deserves both labels is Catherine Deneuve—actress, muse, and fashion goddess. The fabulous face of Deneuve, 62, graces a stunning new line of cosmetics from MAC. You and other French actresses of your generation have aged gracefully while remaining beautiful. People are not allowed to get old—women are not allowed to get old.
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Deneuve was her mother's maiden name, which she chose for her stage name, in order to differentiate herself from her sisters. Deneuve attended Catholic schools. Deneuve remained active in European films during the s and s, though she limited her appearances in American films of the period to The April Fools , a romantic comedy with Jack Lemmon , and Hustle , a crime drama with Burt Reynolds. She made another foray into Hollywood the following year, starring in The Musketeer for Peter Hyams. She also provided the voice role of Marjane Satrapi 's mother in Satrapi's animated autobiographical film Persepolis , based on the graphic novel of the same name. Deneuve appeared nude in two Playboy pictorials in and
Catherine Deneuve; timid wife to tigress in "Potiche"
People don't know very much about me. They do not know what really goes on in my private life,. Most people still believe I am the person I have played on-screen - whatever person they have liked the most. I enjoy that. For many women, lesbians in particular, the career of the elegant and enigmatic Catherine Deneuve did not take off with Jacques Demy's French musical "The umbrellas of Cherbourg".
G azing upon the utterly uneroded beauty of year-old Catherine Deneuve , the first question, inevitably, is this: what was she able to offer Satan in exchange for that face? How did she dodge the fate - brute time and hateful gravity - meted out to Shelley Winters, Tuesday Weld and countless erstwhile youthful sirens? Her beauty has always been - and, more remarkably, still is - of an order of magnitude that requires different methods of measurement. Its intensity carries something akin to a healing quality: to look at her is, almost literally, to start feeling a whole lot better.