June 13, 2024



Renée Dorléac, actor and mother of Catherine Deneuve, dies aged 109

The Guardian

Renée Dorléac, the French film star and mother of actors including Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac and Sylvie Dorléac, has died aged 109 in Paris, her family confirmed to Le Figaro.

Born in the port town of Le Havre on 10 September 1911, the actor – known professionally as Renée-Jeanne Simonot – began her career aged seven in Paris’s Odéon theatre, where she worked for three decades.

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