Renée Simonot, Catherine Deneuve’s mother worked for many years in the theater. If she is less known than her daughter, since 2014 she has been the oldest actress and actor in the world.

Her career speaks for her … If Catherine Deneuve has appeared in more than a hundred films, and has become, like Jeanne Moreau or Michèle Morgan, one of the greatest French actresses and an icon of French culture in the world, she is not the only one in the Deneuve family to break records! Indeed, her mother, Renée Simonot is since 2014 the oldest of the actresses and actors of the world, just ahead of the British actress Olivia de Havilland. Asked by the Parisian in September 2019, Catherine Deneuve had confided about him: “I owe him everything. My energy for example, it comes from my mother’s genes. Her name is Renée. She will be 108 in ten days. My sisters and I care about her. “

Born September 10, 1911 in Le Havre, Catherine Deneuve’s mother worked mainly in the theater and in the field of dubbing, notably as the French voice of Judy Garland, Olivia de Havilland, but also, Winona Ryder in Edward aux mains d’argent. Widow of actor Maurice Dorléac, with whom she had three daughters – Françoise Dorléac, Sylvie Dorléac and Catherine Deneuve – Renée Simonot is now in great shape. The one who has long dressed by Yves Saint Laurent continues: “She’s a pretty amazing woman. She’s been in a house for two or three years. At the same time, it’s a bit scary. It still seems very far in life, 108 years … I am all the more astonished at her longevity since she is not ill.Asked about the main quality her mother bequeathed to her, the star replied, ‘I think it’s momentum. Its vital momentum. “

Catherine Deneuve is in awe of her mother’s energy

In 2012, when Renée Simonot was just 100 years old, it was in the columns of M le Monde that Catherine Deneveuve had let her happiness explode to still have her mother by her side : “She lives alone at home, plays bridge, wears glasses, but keeps very good hearing and a formidable head. It is certainly a heartwarming image of old age. I tell myself that, when it comes to energy, we should take a lot of my mother, my sisters and me (…) She was an actress very young, she even played as a child in the theater and was dean of the Odeon at 30 years old. “

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2/12 – Catherine Deneuve arrives for the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, August 28, 2019.

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3/12 – Catherine Deneuve – Photocall of the film “The Truth” during the 76th Venice Film Festival, La Mostra on August 28, 2019.

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4/12 – Catherine Deneuve at the screening of the film “La Vérité” during the opening ceremony of the 76th Venice film festival, the Mostra, on the Lido at the Palace of the cinema in Venice, Italy, August 28, 2019 .

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12/5 – Catherine Deneuve – Red carpet of the film “Joker” during the 76th Venice Film Festival, the Mostra in Venice, Italy on August 31, 2019.

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12/6 – Catherine Deneuve at the premiere of “Music of My Life”, followed by a tribute to 25 years of the competition during the 45th American Film Festival in Deauville, September 7, 2019.

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7/12 – Catherine Deneuve (President of the jury) – Ceremony honoring actor J. Depp for his entire career just before the screening of the film “Waiting For The Barbarians” at the 45th American Film Festival in Deauville on September 8, 2019. J. Depp received a prize, awarded by the President of the jury C. Deneuve.

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8/12 – Catherine Deneuve – Press room during the closing evening of the 45th Deauville American Film Festival. September 14, 2019

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12/9 – Catherine Deneuve – Arrivals at the “Celine” Spring / Summer 2020 Ready-to-Wear Collection show during Paris Fashion Week, France on September 27, 2019

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12/10 – Catherine Deneuve – Arrivals at the PAP women’s Spring / Summer 2020 Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris. October 1, 2019

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12/11 – Catherine Deneuve – Photocall of the PAP women’s spring-summer 2020 Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris. October 1, 2019

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12/12 – Catherine Deneuve – Preview of the film “The Irishman” at the Cinémathèque in Paris on October 17, 2019.