French film star Deneuve hospitalized after 'limited' stroke

Brenda Watkins
November 7, 2019

The 76-year-old iconic French actress suffered a "very limited" ischemic stroke, according to a statement from her family to Agence-France Presse.

A statement released by her agent to news agency AFP on Wednesday said there had been no damage to her motor function, but that she would need time to recuperate.

"A source told French television network BFMTV that Catherine had recently been suffering from 'exhaustion'". Production on the Emmanuelle Bercot film has been suspended following her medical emergency.

She won fame for her portrayal of an umbrella seller's daughter in Jacques Demy's 1963 musical "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg" (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) for which she won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Catherine Deneuve dazzled red carpets as fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent's muse.

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In 1993, she was nominated for an Oscar for her tole in "Indochine".

Her own family grew via her romantic involvement with several famous men.

Catherine Deneuve has won many awards during a career that spans seven decades.

France's leading global star of the '60s is best known for her performance in 1967's Belle de Jour.

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