Catherine Deneuve (French: [katʁin dənœv]; born 22 October 1943) is a French actress who gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof, mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel and Roman Polanski. She has appeared in more than 120 films. A 13-time César Award nominee, she won for her performances in François Truffaut's The Last Metro (1980) and Régis Wargnier's Indochine (1992).
Deneuve first came to prominence in Jacques Demy's 1964 film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, before going on to star for Polanski in Repulsion (1965) and for Buñuel in Belle de Jour (1967) and Tristana (1970). She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Belle de Jour and the Academy Award for Best Actress for Indochine. In 1998, she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for Place Vendôme. Her other films include Hustle (1975), The Hunger (1983), Dancer in the Dark (2000), 8 Women (2002) and In the Courtyard (2014).