The French actress was revealed to cinema with the film, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, in 1964. She incarnated a feminine ideal, an alternative to the intellectual Nouvelle Vague figures and to sexy bombshells, with her graceful beauty and mysterious yet joyful air that made her become a perfect 'Belle de Jour'. Catherine Deneuve collaborated with various directors, inspiring them with her multiple acting approaches and remaining Jacques Demy's poetic and enchanting world's most emblematic princess face. No one will ever forget her duet with her sister, Françoise Dorléac, nor her absolute innocent face in Peau d'Ane. In the 60s, French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent chose her as his muse for Deneuve embodied so well the seductive and glamorous Parisian, collecting famous lovers such as Bailey, Mastroianni, Vadim, Truffaut or Gainsbourg, and keeping her glamour unaltered through the years. Aging didn't stop her career for young directors like Desplechin or Ozon would keep on giving her leading parts. She's not only an actress, she's an absolute myth, some kind of French and blond Ava Gardner, a smoking princess enjoying life what so ever. A face that the director, André Techiné, admitted he 'could film, just like that, for hours.'