Deneuve, a legend of French cinema often
described as the embodiment of French womanhood, was in a
"serious state", added the newspaper.
Nicknamed the "Ice Maiden" because of her exquisite, fragile
beauty and detached manner, Deneuve became France's leading
screen actress and a top international star in the 1960s.
(Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Richard Lough)
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