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Catherine Deneuve's Clan
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
Maurice Dorléac
Maurice Dorléac

French actress Catherine Deneuve is the daughter of French actors Renée Deneuve and Maurice Dorléac. She is also the younger sister of late French actress Françoise Dorléac and actress Sylvie Dorléac. In 1963, she had a son out of wedlock with Roger Vadim (director of movies such as Barbarella, Pretty Maids All in a Row, and 1980s' Night Games) the year after she starred in Et Satan conduit le bal and Les parisiennes, both of which Vadim helped write, and the year that he directed her in Le vice et la vertu. Their son, Christian Vadim, became an actor who first appeared in 1983's Suprise Party, written and directed by his dad.  He appeared with his mother in 2003's Les liaisons dangereuses. In 1972, Catherine gave birth to a daughter, Chiara Mastroianni, whose father was Italian acting legend Marcello Mastroianni, with whom she had starred in 1971's Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres. This probably contributed to Catherine's 1972 divorce that year from her husband David Bailey. Chiara became actress, first appearing as a little girl in her mother's 1979 film À nous deux. Her first screen appearance as an adult was also with her mother, in the 1993 movie Ma saison préférée.

In 2009, Catherine decided to take legal action against a book editor who published an unauthorized biography of her late father. The book, Deneuve,  L'Affranchie,' suggested that Maurice was a German sympathizer during World War II, claiming he participated in several propoganda films and pro-Nazi plays on the radio.


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