France’s Cather­ine Deneuve hos­pi­tal­ized fol­low­ing stroke

The Korea Times - - PEOPLE -

PARIS (AFP) — The vet­eran French ac­tress Cather­ine Deneuve is in a Paris hos­pi­tal af­ter suf­fer­ing a small stroke, her fam­ily told AFP Wednes­day.

The 76-yearold screen icon who made her name in such clas­sic films as Luis Bunuel’s “Belle de Jour,” Ro­man Polan­ski’s “Repul­sion” and Jac­ques Demy’s “The Um­brel­las of Cher­bourg,” had a “very lim­ited stroke which is re­versible,” her fam­ily said in a state­ment.

“Hap­pily she has no loss of mo­tor func­tion, al­though she will of course have to rest for a while,” said the state­ment, is­sued on be­half of her fam­ily by her agent Claire Blon­del.

Deneuve is ar­guably the most fa­mous French ac­tress of all time, hav­ing starred in more than 100 films, most re­cently along­side Juli­ette Binoche in Ja­panese di­rec­tor Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “The Truth.”

The ac­tress had been shoot­ing her lat­est film, “De son vi­vant” (“In her/his Life­time”) when she was taken ill.

A source had ear­lier told the French tele­vi­sion news chan­nel BFMTV that Deneuve was suf­fer­ing from “ex­haus­tion af­ter do­ing too much.”

As the news of her stroke broke, fans took to so­cial me­dia to post get-well-soon mes­sages and pho­to­graphs of the star in her prime.

Known in her youth as the “ice queen” for her cool, per­fect blonde looks, the di­rec­tor Fran­cois Truf­faut said Deneuve was so beau­ti­ful “that a cin­ema-goer finds his hap­pi­ness sim­ply by look­ing at her.”

Cather­ine Deneuve

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