22/10/2013 11:28 BST | Updated 22/12/2013 10:12 GMT

Catherine Deneuve Celebrates 70th Birthday Today - We Ask, Is This The World's Most Beautiful Pensioner?

Catherine Deneuve turns 70 today. This collection of pictures over her half-century of global fame proves that, contrary to what many billboards would have us believe, the gift of staying beautiful through the years, needn't depend on spray tans, body transformation nor whole days spent in the gym.

As well as remaining indisputably glamorous, Deneuve has been nominated for an Oscar, been a muse for Yves Saint Laurent, enjoyed great love affairs from David Bailey to Clint Eastwood, and emerged as all that is most cultural, stylish and enduring about being French. Madame, we wish you bon anniversaire!

Catherine Deneuve, 22 to 70