Muses

Deneuve

On one side stands an elegant Parisienne brought up in a comfortable environment and on the other side, the ultimate Cinecitta Latin Lover. Catherine Deneuve belonged to an artistic family with a mother who led a career as a stage comedian and her inspiring elder sister, Françoise Dorleac - the 1960s’ It Girl and favorite actress of la Nouvelle Vague before her precocious death. Although, she was French cinema’s darling, Catherine Deneuve diffused a somewhat rebellious attitude, enhanced by her marriage to British photographer, David Bailey, after she had ended her relationship to Roger Vadim. In the 1970s, Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve incarnate fire and ice when, although their love story ended quite shortly after her birth, they have passed on their passion to their daughter, Chiara Mastroianni, the discreet muse of a Parisian Rive Gauche cinema. And the matriarchal saga might go on while mother and daughter are regularly costarring French movies blinding away Deneuve’s son’s figure, Christian, and maybe preparing the path for the next new female comer that could be somehow Chiara’s daughter…

Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac in Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967. Photo by Reg Lancaster
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac in Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967. Photo by Reg Lancaster
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac, May 27, 1960
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac, May 27, 1960
Françoise Dorléac, Benno Graziani and Catherine Deneuve, 1960's
Françoise Dorléac, Benno Graziani and Catherine Deneuve, 1960's
Françoise Dorléac, Jacques Demy and Catherine Deneuve on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort, 1967
Françoise Dorléac, Jacques Demy and Catherine Deneuve on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort, 1967
Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac and Gene Kelly on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac and Gene Kelly on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve, Jacques Demy and Françoise Dorléac by Hélène Jeanbrau on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort, 1967
Catherine Deneuve, Jacques Demy and Françoise Dorléac by Hélène Jeanbrau on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Roger Vadim on the set of Le vice et la Vertu, 1963
Catherine Deneuve and Roger Vadim on the set of Le vice et la Vertu, 1963
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Bernadette Laffont, 1975
Catherine Deneuve and Bernadette Laffont, 1975
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Danielle Darrieux, Patrick Jantet, Françoise Dorléac, Catherine Deneuve and Henri Crémieux on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Danielle Darrieux, Patrick Jantet, Françoise Dorléac, Catherine Deneuve and Henri Crémieux on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve, 1966
Catherine Deneuve, 1966
Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo in Paris, November 1968
Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo in Paris, November 1968
Marek Halter, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli and Yves Montand participate in a demonstration in front of the Argentine embassy in Paris, December 1980
Marek Halter, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli and Yves Montand participate in a demonstration in front of the Argentine embassy in Paris, December 1980
Catherine Deneuve by Mary Ellen Mark on the set of La Sirène du Missippi, 1969
Catherine Deneuve by Mary Ellen Mark on the set of La Sirène du Missippi, 1969
Catherine Deneuve and Jacques Demy on the set of Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, 1964
Catherine Deneuve and Jacques Demy on the set of Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, 1964
Catherine Deneuve by Douglas Kirkland, 1968
Catherine Deneuve by Douglas Kirkland, 1968
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Françoise Dorléac and Catherine Deneuve, 1960's
Françoise Dorléac and Catherine Deneuve, 1960's
Françoise Dorléac and Catherine Deneuve, 1960's
Françoise Dorléac and Catherine Deneuve, 1960's
Catherine Deneuve at press conference in Cannes for release of Fort Saganne by Alain Corneau, 1984. Photo by Ralph Gatti
Catherine Deneuve at press conference in Cannes for release of Fort Saganne by Alain Corneau, 1984. Photo by Ralph Gatti
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac on the set of  Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967. Photo by Reg Lancaster
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967. Photo by Reg Lancaster
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac at the premiere of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac at the premiere of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac in Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac in Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Anouk Aimée on the set of Si c'était à refaire directed by Claude Lelouch, 1976
Catherine Deneuve and Anouk Aimée on the set of Si c'était à refaire directed by Claude Lelouch, 1976
Michel Piccoli and Françoise Dorléac by Hélène Jeanbrau in Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Michel Piccoli and Françoise Dorléac by Hélène Jeanbrau in Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve by Hélène Jeanbrau in Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve by Hélène Jeanbrau in Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Luis Buñuel and Catherine Deneuve on the set of Tristana, 1970
Luis Buñuel and Catherine Deneuve on the set of Tristana, 1970
Yves Saint-Laurent and Catherine Deneuve, 1983
Yves Saint-Laurent and Catherine Deneuve, 1983
Françoise Dorléac and Catherine Deneuve by Hélène Jeanbrau in Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Françoise Dorléac and Catherine Deneuve by Hélène Jeanbrau in Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Gene Kelly, Catherine Deneuve and Jacques Demy by Hélène Jeanbrau on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort, 1967
Gene Kelly, Catherine Deneuve and Jacques Demy by Hélène Jeanbrau on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort, 1967
Catherine Deneuve, Chiara and Marcello Mastroianni, Venezia, 1970's
Catherine Deneuve, Chiara and Marcello Mastroianni, Venezia, 1970's
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac on the set of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Jacques Demy on the set of Les parapluies de Cherbourg, 1963 Photo by Leo Weisse
Catherine Deneuve and Jacques Demy on the set of Les parapluies de Cherbourg, 1963 Photo by Leo Weisse
David Bailey, Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac and Clint Eastwood at the premiere of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
David Bailey, Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac and Clint Eastwood at the premiere of Les demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni in Ca n'arrive qu'aux autres directed by Nadine Trintignant, 1971
Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni in Ca n'arrive qu'aux autres directed by Nadine Trintignant, 1971
Catherine Deneuve et Chiara Mastroianni by Richard Avedon, 1973
Catherine Deneuve et Chiara Mastroianni by Richard Avedon, 1973
Jacques Demy and Catherine Deneuve on the set of Peau d'Âne, 1970
Jacques Demy and Catherine Deneuve on the set of Peau d'Âne, 1970
Françoise Dorléac and Catherine Deneuve by Larry Shaw, 1965
Françoise Dorléac and Catherine Deneuve by Larry Shaw, 1965
Johnny Hallyday, Alain Delon, Roger Vadim and Catherine Deneuve, 1962
Johnny Hallyday, Alain Delon, Roger Vadim and Catherine Deneuve, 1962
Catherine Deneuve and Robert De Niro in Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma directed by Agnes Varda, 1995
Catherine Deneuve and Robert De Niro in Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma directed by Agnes Varda, 1995
Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni by David Bailey, 1972
Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni by David Bailey, 1972
Pierre Lescure and Catherine Deneuve, 1980s
Pierre Lescure and Catherine Deneuve, 1980s
David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve for The Hunger directed by Tony Scott, 1983
David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve for The Hunger directed by Tony Scott, 1983
David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve for The Hunger directed by Tony Scott, 1983
David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve for The Hunger directed by Tony Scott, 1983
Catherine Deneuve and Roger Vadim, 1963
Catherine Deneuve and Roger Vadim, 1963
Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve in Les Biens-Aimés directed by Christophe Honoré, 2011
Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve in Les Biens-Aimés directed by Christophe Honoré, 2011
Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie for The Hunger directed by Tony Scott, 1983
Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie for The Hunger directed by Tony Scott, 1983
Roger Vadim and Catherine Deneuve, 1960s
Roger Vadim and Catherine Deneuve, 1960s
Elsa Martinelli, Yves Saint Laurent and Catherine Deneuve, 1970s
Elsa Martinelli, Yves Saint Laurent and Catherine Deneuve, 1970s
Catherine Deneuve,  Souviens-Toi De M'oublier, 1981
Catherine Deneuve, Souviens-Toi De M'oublier, 1981
Catherine Deneuve and Pierre Lescure, 1985
Catherine Deneuve and Pierre Lescure, 1985
Catherine Deneuve on the set of Tristana by Luis Bunuel, 1970
Catherine Deneuve on the set of Tristana by Luis Bunuel, 1970
Catherine Deneuve and Luis Bunuel by Mary Ellen Mark on the set of Tristana, 1970
Catherine Deneuve and Luis Bunuel by Mary Ellen Mark on the set of Tristana, 1970
Catherine Deneuve by Mary Ellen Mark on the set of Tristana, 1970
Catherine Deneuve by Mary Ellen Mark on the set of Tristana, 1970
Catherine Deneuve in Manon 70 directed by Jean Aurel, 1968
Catherine Deneuve in Manon 70 directed by Jean Aurel, 1968
Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin and Catherine Deneuve, 1970s
Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin and Catherine Deneuve, 1970s
Agnes Varda and Jacques Demy, 1960s
Agnes Varda and Jacques Demy, 1960s
Luis Bunuel and Catherine Deneuve by Claudio Gómez Grau on the set of Tristana, 1970
Luis Bunuel and Catherine Deneuve by Claudio Gómez Grau on the set of Tristana, 1970
Jean Paul Belmondo and Catherine Deneuve in La Sirène du Missippi directed by François Truffaut, 1969
Jean Paul Belmondo and Catherine Deneuve in La Sirène du Missippi directed by François Truffaut, 1969
Catherine Deneuve and Jacques Demy by Bert Stern, 1965
Catherine Deneuve and Jacques Demy by Bert Stern, 1965
Catherine Deneuve and Roman Polanski, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Roman Polanski, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Roger Vadim, 1965
Catherine Deneuve and Roger Vadim, 1965
Catherine Deneuve and Jack Lemmon for The April Fools directed by Stuart  Rosenberg, 1969
Catherine Deneuve and Jack Lemmon for The April Fools directed by Stuart Rosenberg, 1969
Catherine Deneuve by Juergen Vollmer, 1968
Catherine Deneuve by Juergen Vollmer, 1968
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac feed on drowning ferret, 1960
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac feed on drowning ferret, 1960
Catherine Deneuve and Luis Bunuel by Manuel Litran on the set of Belle de Jour, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Luis Bunuel by Manuel Litran on the set of Belle de Jour, 1967
Jacques Demy and Catherine Deneuve, Cannes, 1964
Jacques Demy and Catherine Deneuve, Cannes, 1964
Catherine Deneuve and David Bailey, 1965
Catherine Deneuve and David Bailey, 1965
Catherine Deneuve and Christian Vadim by Studio Harcourt, 2004
Catherine Deneuve and Christian Vadim by Studio Harcourt, 2004
Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint-Laurent, 1966
Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint-Laurent, 1966
Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve, 1970s
Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve, 1970s
Catherine Deneuve by Willy Rizzo, 1965
Catherine Deneuve by Willy Rizzo, 1965
Nino Castelnuovo and Catherine Deneuve in Les Parapluies de Cherbourg directed by Jacques Demy, 1964
Nino Castelnuovo and Catherine Deneuve in Les Parapluies de Cherbourg directed by Jacques Demy, 1964
David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve by David Bailey, 1982
David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve by David Bailey, 1982
Catherine Deneuve by David Bailey, 1965
Catherine Deneuve by David Bailey, 1965
Catherine Deneuve and John Fraser with Roman Polanski on the set of Repulsion, 1965
Catherine Deneuve and John Fraser with Roman Polanski on the set of Repulsion, 1965
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Nicolas Ghesquière by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue China, 2014
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Nicolas Ghesquière by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue China, 2014
Nicolas Ghesquiere and Charlotte Gainsbourg in Balenciaga by Jean-Paul Goude for Harper’s Bazaar, 2012
Nicolas Ghesquiere and Charlotte Gainsbourg in Balenciaga by Jean-Paul Goude for Harper’s Bazaar, 2012
Melvil Poupaud and Chiara Mastroianni in Trois vies et une seule mort directed by Raul Ruiz, 1996
Melvil Poupaud and Chiara Mastroianni in Trois vies et une seule mort directed by Raul Ruiz, 1996
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