Arguably the greatest cool blonde in cinema history, Catherine Deneuve has produced a book every bit as riveting as her movie persona. CLOSE UP AND PERSONAL is the first autobiographical work of a celebrated movie actress, the epitome of classic beauty. 'The diaries include some wonderful old family photographs and a neat line in celebrity put-downs ... But the most remarkable thing about them is the fact that, although they were written, intermittently, over three decades, the author's voice remains incredibly constant from start to finish' Daily Telegraph. 'You can gorge on fabulous pictures of France's coolest blonde' Elle. 'One good motive for reading CLOSE UP AND PERSONAL, the high-minded one, is to find out something more about the accident and calculations that have shaped this uncommon career. Another motive, the sordid one, is the craving for gossip, particularly the naughty kind' Sunday Times. 'She is a wise observer of her craft and the craft of directing' Christopher Silvester, Telegraph.
Born in Paris in 1943, Catherine Deneuve has been an international movie star for forty years, most notably adorning Belle de Jour, Tristana and Dancer in the Dark.
'The coolest blonde in the history of cinema... offers a rare insight into her private life via her personal diaries.' SUNDAY EXPRESS