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22 October 2013

Happy birthday, Catherine Deneuve!


Today it's the 70th birthday of elegant Catherine Deneuve (1943). She is an icon of the French cinema who graces the screen for already more than five decades. She gained recognition in the 1960s for her portrayal of cool, mysterious beauties in classic films of directors like Luis Buñuel, Roman Polanski and François Truffaut. Apart from a great actress, she is also an archetype for Gallic beauty. From 1985 to 1989, she succeeded Brigitte Bardot as the model for the national symbol Marianne, seen on French coins and stamps. Joyeux anniversaire, Mme. Deneuve.

Catherine Deneuve
French postcard by E.D.U.G., no. 378. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Catherine Deneuve
East-German postcard by VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, Berlin, no. 2522, 1965. Retail price: 0,20 MDN. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Catherine Deneuve
East-German postcard by VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, Berlin, no. 2533, 1966. Retail price: 0,20 MDN.

Catherine Deneuve
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin.

Catherine Deneuve
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin, no. 568.

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