did you know:1 catherine has appeared in 112 pictures, including 2 from this year.
2 deneuve published one album in 1981.
3 she was born as catherine fabienne dorléac in paris, france. deneuve was her mother's maiden name.
4 her parents were both in the film business. she made her debut at age 11.
5 the film that brought her stardom was jacques demy's 1964 musical 'les parapluies de cherbourg.'
6 deneuve speaks fluent french, italian, english and is semi-fluent in german.
7 her charities include: unesco, amnesty international, the climate project, children action, children of africa, orpheleins roumains, reporters without borders, handicap international, voice of women for democracy & several charites for aids and cancer.
8 she has sheeps and a donkey. she had a rabbit, a hamster and a korean squirrel when her children were young.
9 she was the face of chanel No. 5 in the late 1970s. her image was also used to represent marianne, the national symbol of france, from 1985 to 1989. she is considered the muse of designer yves saint laurent; he dressed her in the films belle de jour, la chamade, la sirène du mississipi, liza, and the hunger.
10 she loves gardening, rats, mice, reading, dogs, cats, marilyn monroe, the night of hunger, antiques, decoration, drawing, photography, designers, paris, country and nature.
catherine deneuve: "i always try to keep that feeling of being on the edge. i'm afraid of knowing too well and seeming mechanical."