Film Legend Catherine Deneuve’s Daughter Talks About Her Mother And How She Follows In Her Footsteps
November 29, 2018 09:10 By Fabiosa
For French film lovers, Catherine Deneuve is a household name, as she is considered one of the most renowned actresses of all time. From her smashing beauty on screen to her captivating personality that brings life and real emotions into her characters, she has skillfully earned her status as the grande dame of the French screen.
Deneuve’s daughter, Chiara Mastroianni, took after her iconic mother as she's not only an actress like her, but she also inherited her looks as they share a striking resemblance and beauty. Seeing them side to side, one can't help but notice the shared beauty and disarming charm as well as their wide and blissful smiles that are nothing short of spellbinding.
Mastroianni is following in her mother’s footsteps
Recently, Mastroianni spoke on her relationship with her mother, who she considers a great actress who earned her esteemed status in film through both hard work and talent.
Speakling on her experiences working alongside her mother on set, Mastroianni revealed:
I guess if she wasn't my mother I might be scared of working with her.
These words by Mastroianni reveal her high reverence for her mother, who raised her with expectations that she would at least pursue a career other than acting. Deneuve hoped that her daughter would go to college to study and do something different, maybe even become an 'archaeologist'.
Well, despite her mother’s hopes, Mastroanni could not resist the attractive alure of the silver-screen's as she followed in her footsteps to become an actress too. Mastroanni, who is also a daughter to another screen legend, Marcello Mastroanni, acting seemed to run in her blood and when she hit the silver screen; she proved that she was as talented as her parents are.
In 2011, Mastroanni fulfilled her greatest dreams when she acted alongside her mother in The Beloved, a film by director Christophe Honore. In the film where she portrayed Deneuve’s daughter, the duo charmed audiences with their powerful mother-daughter combo. Aside from proving that she was indeed her mother's daughter, Mastroanni success in acting proved that she will not live under her parent's great shadow, as she is talented too.
Deneuve’s son is also an actor
Deneuve’s other child, Christian Vadim also chose to follow in his mother's legendary footsteps as he decided to become an actor too!
Christian, who also starred alongside his mother in Time Regained (1999), is known for his roles in notable films such as Love Torn in a Dream (2000), and Night Across the Street (2012) where he impressed.
Truly, Catherine Deneuve’s family is talented as all her children seem to have inherited her creative gene. While it’s hard to predict whether her kids will be as great as her, one thing that is clear is that Deneuve’s inspiration on the screen appears to have been translated into her personal life.
The actress' impact on her children has been significant in a good way, and on any scale, this makes her proud as a mother. Her family reveals that parents can indeed motivate their children to aspire for glory, since when they are shown the way, they can follow the guided path to achieve even greater success.