FILE PHOTO: Actor Catherine Deneuve arrives for the fashion house Saint Laurent’s show during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo
PARIS (Reuters) – French actress Catherine Deneuve, 76, was admitted to hospital in Paris after falling ill overnight, French newspaper Le Parisien reported on Wednesday.
Deneuve, a legend of French cinema often described as the embodiment of French womanhood, was in a “serious state”, added the newspaper.
Nicknamed the “Ice Maiden” because of her exquisite, fragile beauty and detached manner, Deneuve became France’s leading screen actress and a top international star in the 1960s.
Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Richard Lough