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.
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.