Catherine Deneuve hospitalized in Paris after minor stroke

French screen icon Catherine Deneuve has been hospitalized in Paris following a minor stroke, media reports said Wednesday.

Deneuve’s family told Agence-France Presse that the 76-year-old actress had suffered a “very limited” ischemic stroke. Such strokes are caused by reduced blood flow to the brain.

Newspaper Le Parisien first broke the news Wednesday of Deneuve’s hospitalization, saying she was in a “serious state” and in need of “extensive examinations.” But a source told Variety that Deneuve’s associates were reporting that her condition was not alarming. Italian news agency ANSA quoted a source saying the actress was suffering from “fatigue.”

Le Parisien, which is among France’s oldest dailies, did not specify which hospital Deneuve was taken to.

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PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 17: Actress Catherine Deneuve attends the "The Irishman" premiere at la Cinematheque on October 17, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Catherine Deneuve attends the Louis Vuitton Womenswear Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 01, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Catherine Deneuve and Stylist of Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquiere pose after the Louis Vuitton Womenswear Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 01, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Catherine Deneuve attends the Louis Vuitton Womenswear Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 01, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Catherine Deneuve attends the Celine Womenswear Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 27, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Catherine Deneuve attends the Celine Womenswear Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 27, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 24: Actress Catherine Deneuve attends the Saint Laurent Womenswear Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 24, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 14: Catherine Deneuve attends the Jury & Award Winners : photocall during the 45th Deauville American Film Festival on September 14, 2019 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/FilmMagic)
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 14: Catherine Deneuve and Valeria Golino arrive at the Award Ceremony during the 45th Deauville American Film Festival on September 14, 2019 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 28: Catherine Deneuve walks the red carpet ahead of the "La Vérité" (The Truth) screening during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 28, 2019 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage,)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Catherine Deneuve attends the Opening Of The Louis Vuitton Boutique as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Catherine Deneuve attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2019 on October 2, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Catherine Deneuve attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
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The star of “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” and “Indochine” was at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year with Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest film, “The Truth,” in which she appears alongside Juliette Binoche. The film opened the festival.

Deneuve has been keeping a busy schedule. She is currently working on French director Emmanuelle Bercot’s drama “De Son Vivant,” which is shooting near Paris.

Known for her archetypal French beauty and her versatility, Deneuve has been the country’s top movie star since the 1960s. She has worked with some of the world’s greatest directors, such as Luis Bunuel, Francois Truffaut, Manoel De Oliveira, Lars von Trier, and Francois Ozon.

Deneuve was Oscar-nominated for “Indochine,” directed by Regis Wargnier, in 1993, and for a BAFTA in 1969 for Bunuel’s “Belle de Jour,” which was her breakout role. She has won several Cesar awards, which are France’s highest film industry honors and been celebrated with career tributes at many festivals around the world.

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