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French actress Deneuve is considered not only one of the great beauties of world cinema but also an accomplished artist who has appeared in classic films directed by masters such as François Truffaut, Luis Buñuel, and Roman Polanski. Including diaries of film shoots, a recounting of a visit to the Cannes Film Festival, and an extended interview with director Pascal Bonitzer, her diaries do not make up a complete record of Deneuve's adult life or the making of her films. She did no writing between 1969 and 1991, so there is little about her longtime personal and professional relationship with Truffaut or his early death. Readers, too, may end up confused owing to the lack of notes. Regarding her beloved older actress sister, Françoise Dorléac, Deneuve writes, "she still haunts me at night," but nowhere is it explained that Dorléac was killed at age 25 in a fiery car crash. To make matters worse, the entries aren't arranged in chronological order. While there are some insights to be gleaned here, particularly Deneuve's surprising assertion that she coveted Meryl Streep's part in The Bridges of Madison County, this is a mixed bag overall. An optional purchase for large public libraries and academic film collections.