Catherine Deneuve Hospitalized After Mild Stroke

Carla Harmon
November 6, 2019

French actress Catherine Deneuve is in hospital after suffering "a mild stroke", her family said on Wednesday. The statement, put out by the actress' representative, Artmedia, said "fortunately, she has no motor deficits [but] must, of course, take some time to rest".


The outlet also noted that Deneuve was filming a scene for her upcoming film De Son Vivant when she suffered the stroke.


The global star is best known for her performance in 1967's "Belle de Jour" and was nicknamed the "Iron Maiden" for her beauty and icy reputation. In 1968, she was nominated for a BAFTA Best Actress award for "Belle de Jour", in which she plays a woman who spends mid-week afternoons as a high-class prostitute while her husband is at work. The family, via her agent Claire Blondel, told both the newspaper and the Agence France-Presse that Deneuve was admitted late Tuesday, local time.


Last year, she apologised to victims of sexual assault after signing an open letter arguing that the campaign against sexual harassment had gone too far.

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