Catherine Deneuve is a French actress. Occasional singer, model. And producer. She gained recognition of her portrayal of icy, aloof and mysterious beauties for various directors. Including Luis Buñuel, François Truffaut. And Roman Polanski. In 1985, she succeeded Mireille Mathieu as the official face of Marianne, France’s national symbol of liberty. She is also none for her support for a variety of liberal causes and sometimes controversial statements.