Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Catherine Deneuve

In 1943, French on September 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Has there ever been an actress in the history of the movies who has changed as little and aged as slowly as Catherine Deneuve? Her beauty, then and now, is like a blow to the eyes. Roger Ebert.

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Françoise Dorléac 1942 – 1967

In 1942, French on September 9, 2017 at 12:54 am

Françoise Dorleac made her first film when she just 15. “A photographer asked if I would model for some fashion pictures and I said fine. A producer saw my pictures in the press and hired me for a small role for a film during the school holidays.” Françoise made sixteen films during her short career, including Roman Polanski’s classic film Cul de Sac, in which she brilliantly captured the self-obsessed Teresa against the weak and dominated, Donald Pleasance, as George. Françoise gave substance to Francois Truffaut’s tale of adultery La Peau Douce (aka The Soft Skin), and was almost a match for Michael Caine’s Harry Palmer in Ken Russell’s greatly under-rated The Billion Dollar Brain. Dangerous Minds.

Françoise Dorléac 1942 – 1967

In 1942, French on September 8, 2017 at 11:32 pm

Françoise Dorléac (1942 – 1967): French actress, older sister of Catherine Deneuve, died in a car accident at 25 years of age.

Catherine Deneuve with her tongue out

In 1934, French on August 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

Has there ever been an actress in the history of the movies who has changed as little and aged as slowly as Catherine Deneuve? Here she is in “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” her first major film, made in 1964 and now restored. Thirty-one years later, I met her at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. To the degree that she had changed, it was simply to ripen, to add experience and sympathy to the raw beauty of a teenager. I am not making empty compliments. Her beauty, then and now, is like a blow to the eyes. Roger Ebert.

Catherine Deneuve posing nude

In 1943, French on August 27, 2017 at 9:49 am

An actress, model and philanthropist, France-born Catherine Deneuve was first a star in Europe in the 1960s, but had become a household name in North America by the 1970s. She was first featured in Playboy in 1963 at the age of 20, and went on to be pictured in the magazine more than a dozen times over the next several years. Ask Men.

 

Yvonne Furneaux, Ian Hendry & Catherine Deneuve

In 1928, 1943, French on August 20, 2017 at 2:01 am

20th August 1964: Stars of Roman Polanski’s film ‘Repulsion’ (left to right) Yvonne Furneaux (born 1928), Ian Hendry (1931-1984) and Catherine Deneuve (born 1943) at a pre-shooting party at Twickenham Studios, Middlesex.

Catherine Deneuve

In 1943, French on August 8, 2017 at 10:08 am

“Catherine Deneuve plays the young, beautiful, but unresponsive wife of a French medical student, Jean Sorel. From a middle-age libertine, Michel Piccoli, she learns the address of a little brothel in Paris, where she goes—or where she appears to go—secretly every afternoon until five, and where, in a series of afternoons, a young gangster, played by Pierre Clémenti, falls in love with her.” Belle De Jour (1968)

 

Catherine Deneuve by David Bailey for Playboy 1965

In 1943, French on August 3, 2017 at 12:58 pm

An actress, model and philanthropist, France-born Catherine Deneuve was first a star in Europe in the 1960s, but had become a household name in North America by the 1970s. She was first featured in Playboy in 1963 at the age of 20, and went on to be pictured in the magazine more than a dozen times over the next several years. Ask Men.

Françoise Dorléac at 19 years of age

In 1942, French on August 2, 2017 at 11:07 am

Françoise Dorléac (1942 – 1967): French actress, older sister of Catherine Deneuve, died in a car accident at 25 years of age.

Catherine Deneuve brunette

In 1943, French on August 1, 2017 at 10:27 am

Catherine Deneuve: born Catherine Fabienne Dorléac 22 October 1943.