All hail the original art house goddess. Never afraid to take on controversial or unusual roles, Deneuve became a muse for Yves Saint Laurent and Luis Bunuel (whose films, the intriguing and disconcerting Belle de Jour and Tristana she starred in). And no wonder, with her intense gaze, locks of luscious blonde hair and keen intelligence. One of my favorite performances is in the Roman Polanski classic, Repulsion. I've recommended it before, and if you still haven't seen it, do so ASAP.
Still striking and elegant at 64, Deneuve is working constantly, as she always has been in both movies in television as well as heading the jury of the Venice Film Festival last year.
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