Beauty Icon: Catherine Deneuve

Choosing Paris over Los Angeles didn't prevent Deneuve from attracting the attention of the Academy. Her 1992 turn in Régis Wargnier's Indochine helped earn the picture Oscar and Golden Globe nods for Best Foreign Film—and Deneuve an instant fan club with the over-40 set. The halter dress has never looked so good.

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