French actress Catherine Deneuve was in the hospital in Paris on Wednesday after her family said that she suffered a mild stroke. The actress is 76.
Deneuve’s family via a statement from her agent to the BBC explained that the actress did not suffer damage to her motor function but would need time to recuperate and that her condition is not considered serious. Representatives for Deneuve did not immediately reply to TheWrap for comment.
Deneuve is an iconic French star of films such as “Belle de Jour,” “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” and “Repulsion,” having worked with directors such as Luis Bunuel, Roman Polanski, Jacques Demy, Francois Truffaut and more. She’s come to be known as the “Ice Maiden” for her icy and mysterious allure on screen.
Her latest film “The Truth” from director Hirokazu Kore-eda cast her alongside Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke and was the opening night film at the Venice International Film Festival. She was currently shooting “De son vivant” from director Emmanuelle Bercot in Paris.
Deneuve is an Oscar nominated actress for her work in the 1992 film “Indochine,” and she was nominated for a BAFTA for her work in “Belle de Jour.” Her breakout role came in the 1964 musical from Jacques Demy “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.”