Calgary Herald - - YOU - Lon­don Daily Tele­graph

He was France’s Elvis, she re­mains the grande dame of French cin­ema. But only now, three years af­ter Johnny Hal­ly­day’s death at 74, has an al­leged life­long ro­mance with ac­tress Catherine Deneuve been re­vealed to their as­ton­ished fans.

A new bi­og­ra­phy of Hal­ly­day claims they first be­came lovers as teens and their af­fair, con­ducted in se­cret trysts, car­ried on for years. Hal­ly­day was a hugely pop­u­lar rocker of the 1960s who ex­erted an un­shak­able hold over the French. Deneuve, 76, shown, dubbed “the ice queen,” won a BAFTA for 1967’s Belle de Jour and has been nom­i­nated 31 times for a Ce­sar, the French Os­car.

In his new book, Lady Lu­cille, Gilles Lhote said they went to great lengths to hide their long ro­mance from the world af­ter hit­ting it off when they starred in the 1961 film Les Parisi­ennes.

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