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Half a century after her doe eyes and lofty cheekbones first graced the screen in André Hunebelle's Les Collégiennes, the grande dame of French cinema's still got it. No one can make the flashbulbs pop quite like she can, as anybody who's witnessed her scene-stealing entrances at fashion shows can attest. She'll be stealing scenes once again in her upcoming film As Linhas de Torres, which co-stars John Malkovich and her daughter Chiara Mastroianni.
"Being an actress is a very physical thing. If I didn't look the way I looked, I would have never started in films," Deneuve has said. There's certainly more to her success than just a pretty face, but without it, the last 45 years of fashion would've looked a heck of a lot different.