French Actress Catherine Deneuve Hospitalized in Paris due to Stroke

Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve

French actress Catherine Deneuve has been hospitalized in Paris due to a minor stroke, according to media reports said on Wednesday.

Deneuve’s family revealed Agence-France Presse that the 76-year-old actress had suffered a “very limited” ischemic stroke. Such types of strokes are occurred by reduced blood flow to the brain

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The Newspaper Le Parisien first published the news on Wednesday about Deneuve’s hospitalization, which says that she was in a “serious state” and in need of “extensive examinations.”

But in some other source reporting that her condition was not alarming. The Italian news agency ANSA mentioned a source saying the actress was suffering from “fatigue.”

Le Parisien, which is among France’s famous oldest dailies, did not mention which hospital Deneuve was admitted to.

The star of “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” and “Indochine” was attended the Venice Film Festival in the earlier month of this year with Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest film, “The Truth,” in which she appears alongside Juliette Binoche. The film opened the festival.

Deneuve has been keeping a busy schedule. She is presently working on French director Emmanuelle Bercot’s drama “De Son Vivant,” which is shooting near Paris.

Famous for her archetypal French beauty and her versatility, Deneuve has been the country’s top movie icon star since the 1960s.

She has also be worked with few of the world’s greatest directors, such as Luis Bunuel, Francois Truffaut, Manoel De Oliveira, Lars von Trier, and Francois Ozon.

Deneuve was once Oscar-nominated for “Indochine,” directed by Regis Wargnier, in 1993, and for a BAFTA in 1969 for Bunuel’s “Belle de Jour,” which was given her a breakout role.

She has won many Cesar awards, which are France’s highest film industry honors and been celebrated with career tributes at many festivals around the world.