Bettina Rheims

Bettina says that she has been inspired by Diane Arbus and Helmut Newton as well as by the work of early painters.

She has worked on advertising campaigns for fashion and big brands, such as Chanel and Lancôme, as well as taking portraits of famous women for international magazines.

Among her most famous portraits are Madonna, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, Carole Bouquet, Marianne Faithfull, Kylie Minogue, Claudia Schiffer, Asia Argento and others.

Belle de Jour

Catherine Deneuve from Belle de Jour.

The 1967 French film was directed by Luis Buñuel and starred Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, and Michel Piccoli.

It was based on the 1928 novel Belle de jour by Joseph Kessel. The film is about a young woman who spends her midweek afternoons as a high-class prostitute while her husband is at work. (Source)

Vintage Sunday: 5 of 6

I’m suffering terrible hair envy! Catherine Deneuve in Donkey Skin (1970’s).

Tuesday: 4 of 6

Catherine Deneuve photographed by her ex-husband, David Bailey.

Tuesday: 3 of 6

Catherine Deneuve photographed by Mark Abrahams.

The iconic Catherine Deneuve by Helmut Newton, Paris, 1976. Deneuve is a cigarette smoker and has expressed her frustration with the increasing bans on smoking. During a press conference held at a hotel in Madrid in March 2011, she was told to put out her cigarette and refused by saying she would pay the fine instead. “I think it is all very excessive,” Deneuve told reporters.