This tattoo of Catherine Deneuve glimpsed on the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival

Catherine Deneuve on the red carpet of the opening ceremony of the 79th edition of the Mostra. (Venice, August 31, 2022). Getty Images

Present at the opening ceremony of the 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival, the French star revealed a detail that she rarely reveals.

She had come, all dressed in red, to receive an honorary Golden Lion rewarding her entire career, on August 31, 2022. Catherine Deneuve, eclipsed the rest of the assembly, the real star of the opening ceremony of the 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival. It was then that a detail caught the attention of the public: this motif anchored on his kick: a tribal tattoo. The actress was able to reveal it thanks to her silver Roger Vivier pumps and her dress signed Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, split up to the knee.

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If the 78-year-old actress has always remained modest on this subject, she revealed that she “always liked it”, in an interview in 2014 with the magazine Obsession. However, she prefers them discreet. In addition to this tribal tattoo, Catherine Deneuve also wears in the back of her neck – often hidden by her loose hair – a turtle, reminiscent of Maori symbols.

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In Polynesian culture, the shelled animal represents strength, protection and is considered a deity who would facilitate the passage of souls to their resting place. “It’s special, it’s like a sign. A desire to be different. It’s quite erotic, “explained the interpreter of beautiful day about tattoos in general as she expressed a real dislike of “certain tattoos [qu’elle trouve] filthy on men”, such as those who “show their tattooed calves in shorts in the summer”. Would we go so far as to call them the “ugly day”?

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